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Kaman Aerosystems awarded long term agreement by Bell Helicopter for military rotor blade components

News International-French

31 Mar 2015

Kaman Corporation announces that its Aerosystems division has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.

This five-year follow on contract has an expected value in excess of $25 million. The components will continue to be manufactured at the Kaman Composite Structures facility in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

“We are proud to have been awarded this follow-on contract from Bell Helicopter. We began supplying these components in 2010 and we are delighted to continue this relationship. Kaman has now secured long term commitments to supply Bell with skin and skin to core components for both their commercial and military rotor requirements. We look forward to providing these products for years to come," stated Tim Bates, General Manager, Kaman Composite Structures - Connecticut & Vermont Divisions.

Kaman is a supplier of integrated aerostructures, including metallic and composite structural assemblies and metallic parts for OEM and Tier I aerospace companies engaged in commercial and military aircraft and aeroengine programs. The company provides complete aerostructure solutions including design, tooling, manufacturing, testing, and support.

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