Kaman, August 04, 2020 - BLOOMFIELD, CT - Kaman Corporation is proud to announce that Kaman Composite - Vermont, Inc. (KCV), has recently been named the Rotary and Mission Systems Elite Supplier by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company.
The award comes after a partnership with Sikorsky on the design and development of their MH-60R radome program.
“The program provided us with a unique opportunity to partner with an industry leader on their radome design,” said Alexander Gamble, General Manager at Kaman Composite –Vermont, Inc. “We were able to take a customer need, leverage our expertise to design, conduct in-house testing and analysis, and take the program into full production, while maintaining stellar performance.”
Kaman Composite Vermont started working with Lockheed / Sikorsky on the program in 2002 and KCV continues the production of the MMR Radome with over 200 delivered. Kaman has expanded their design services and established the Radome Center of Excellence at the Vermont facility which employs a full staff of design engineers and technicians.
“Our composites businesses continue to deliver the complex composite structures that meet the highest standards of its Aerospace customers. This award additionally demonstrates the exemplary relationship the KCV team has developed with Sikorsky,” stated Mark Withrow, President & General Manager - U.S. Composites.
About Kaman’s U.S. Composites Businesses: Kaman U.S. composites business (“KCUS”, “Kaman U.S. Composites” or “Kaman Composites Structures”) consists of two AS9100 Rev D registered companies with locations in Bennington, VT and Wichita, KS. These businesses offer a full line of services in composites from design, prototyping and testing, to full production of composite components and assemblies. KCUS companies fabricate components for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets, as well as the medical industry, and are Nadcap accredited for composite processing, NDI, and chemical processing. MRO composite repair services are offered under their FAA certified Part 145 repair station in Wichita, Kansas.
About Kaman: Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), which was founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman. Headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Kaman Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; proprietary spring energized seals, springs and contacts; 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.