Air Vehicles

Engineer working on SH-2G aircraft

Advanced-Technology Air Vehicles and Flight-Critical Components

With full-service engineering, design, manufacturing, and logistics capabilities, Kaman Air Vehicles develops advanced-technology air vehicles and flight-critical components for the most challenging technical and operational requirements. 

K-MAX® Aerial Truck Helicopter

Photo from underneath a flying K-MAX

With outstanding high-hot performance, economic operation, and superior reliability, the K-MAX® Aerial Truck is built to lift.

Better by design. Proven through performance.




Unmanned Aerial Systems

Military controlling unmanned K-MAX aircraft remotely

The Unmanned K-MAX® multi-mission helicopter is a highly capable, highly reliable unmanned aerial vehicle based on the proven K-MAX® medium-lift aerial truck helicopter. The unmanned K-MAX® helicopter, with an initial capability of 4,500 lbs. of payload and planned growth of 6,000 lbs., is an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).  It provides precision aerial delivery in high-hot conditions, without the threat to human life, delivering supplies downrange, including: food, water, fuel, blood or bullets.




SH-2G Super Seasprite

One SH-2G flying and the other on a tarmac

Naval warfare is changing rapidly worldwide. New defense priorities and increasing budgetary pressures have shifted the focus from large-ship engagements on the high seas to small ship operations on regional waters. Missions now emphasize rapid deployment and multi-mission flexibility.




Air Vehicle Customer Service

Entrance to Kaman Customer Service Center

The Kaman Customer Service Center is designed to ensure that our customers' visits are productive and enjoyable. The facility is located on our 200 acre Bloomfield, Connecticut campus and brings together customer service functions for both K-MAX® and SH-2G Super Seasprite programs.





Supplier Requirements

To become a supplier, please send an email to, Purchasing Department.

Doing Business with Kaman Air Vehicles

Kaman Air Vehicles - Quality Requirements

Kaman Air Vehicles - Quality Alerts

  • QPSL Unincorporated Changes - Rev. (new)
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  • Supplier Applicable Quality Alerts - Rev. (new)

Kaman Air Vehicles - Forms





Darlene Smith
VP & General Manager, Kaman Air Vehicles
Phone: 860-243-7173