Kaman Aerospace (Kaman), the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it has opened a new customer service center to support both its K-MAX® and SH-2 Super Seasprite customers and inaugurated a K-MAX® Flight Training Device (FTD). The new facility is located on Kaman’s Bloomfield, Connecticut campus and replaces and consolidates legacy Kaman… Read more »
One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters will help transport 23 government staff and about seven tonnes of vital equipment and supplies to the remote Kermadec Islands on its first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel (OPV). An SH-2G (I) Seasprite, one of eight that are… Read more »
Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman) announced today that its Air Vehicles and MRO (AVMRO) division has successfully secured a contract for $39.8 million (USD) with General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada to commence work on the implementation phase of the previously announced Peruvian Navy’s SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft program. The total expected value to Kaman for the combined program,… Read more »
Today at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) annual forum, CAE announced it has commenced the provision of maintenance and support services on the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) SH-2G(I) helicopter synthetic training devices. The NZDF recently recommissioned a SH-2G(I) Full-Mission Flight Simulator (FMFS), which was acquired as part of the acquisition of ten… Read more »
The US Marine Corps have recently issued a photo release with the two images accompanying this article. The brief description of them was as follows:- Members of the Nigerian Navy board a U.S. Marine Corps HH-46E for a search and rescue flight demonstration during a visit Feb. 4 with Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and… Read more »
HeliHub.com editor note – these are extracts from the full release, which includes the financial statements Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We achieved strong overall results for the second quarter led by the performance at Aerospace and the sequential improvement in operating profit at Distribution. Aerospace delivered an operating profit… Read more »
Kaman Aerospace Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., is being awarded an $11,978,497 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering technical services in support of four Egyptian Air Force 5H-2G(E) aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Services to be provided include aircraft, structural and system inspections, and repairs. Work will be performed in Bloomfield, Conn., and is expected to… Read more »
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Ecuador of refurbishment of 2 SH-2GÂ Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $60 million. The Government of Ecuador has requested a possible sale for the refurbishment of two SH-2G… Read more »
Kaman Aerospace Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed value of $18,125,727 for engineering technical services in support of the Egyptian Air Forceâ€™s H-2 program under the Foreign Military Sales program. Services to be provided include in-country support for operational mission requirements. Work will be performed in Bloomfield, Conn…. Read more »
There are 11 Kaman SH-2g(I) Super Seasprite helicopters sitting idle awaiting buyers inside an aircraft storage building at the Kaman Corp. campus in Bloomfield. These military aircraft were sold to the Australian government but were returned to Kaman who now has to re-sell them
Kaman says it does not expect to see a sale of former Australian SH-2G(I) Super Sea Sprite helicopters for at least another 12 months but is confirming that it is now in talks with seven countries on possible deals.
Australia has confirmed that the financial settlement with Kaman Aerospace allowing for transfer of the Royal Australian Navyâ€™s eleven Super Seasprites back to the company was based on a bank guarantee rather than a cash payment.