Military Embedded Systems

USAF places $69 million programmable fuze order with Kaman


June 07, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. The Aerospace segment of Kaman Corp. received the first oder under Option 14 of its current Joint Programmable Fuze (JPF) contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF). This order has an expected value of approximately $69 million for the procurement of JPFs for the USAF and 10 foreign militaries.

The JPF allows the settings of a weapon to be programmed on wing in flight. It is qualified for use on a number of weapons including general purpose bombs, and guided bombs that use JDAM or Paveway kits, on U.S. aircraft such as F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35, A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, and the MQ-9 UAV as well as on international aircraft such as Mirage 3 and Gripen.

Kaman produces the JPF at facilities in Orlando, Florida, and Middletown, Connecticut. Kaman has been delivering JPFs to the USAF since 2002.


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