JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) subsidiary Kaman Aerospace Corp. has entered into a new multi-year contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) company, for the manufacture of H-60 helicoptercockpits.
Kaman will continue to manufacture UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC model cockpits for Sikorsky at Kaman’s Jacksonville, Florida, facility per the five-year agreement, spanning 2018 through 2022, under the Department of Defense MY IX H-60 procurement authorization. Kaman has delivered more than 1,200 new H-60 cockpits to Sikorsky since 2004.
Kaman’s scope of work for the new agreement will continue to include final assembly of the cockpits, detail metal part manufacturing, and procurement of wiring harnesses, composite parts, hardware, flight control mechanisms, and other H-60 cockpit associated parts. Kaman will be responsible for procuring and installing specified flight safety items.
“Kaman is honored to be Sikorsky’s primary supplier of American made H-60 cockpits in support of U.S. Armed Forces and allied militaries around the world,” says Neal Keating, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Kaman Corp.
Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military, and general aviation fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters.
The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation, and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design, and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis, and motor management.
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