Kaman Composites - Wichita Wins Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Composite Work Statement

September 06, 2018
Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter

WICHITA, KS, (September 9, 2018) - Kaman Composites - Wichita, Inc. (KCW), announced continued success with a new statement of work to supply complex composite components and assemblies for the Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter. KCW, a subsidiary of Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. and part of its Aerosystems Division, is a leading supplier of complex composite structures, components, and assemblies for the commercial and defense aerospace industry. 

“We are pleased to continue supporting Sikorsky and the U.S. Military,” said Mark Withrow, Vice President and General Manager, Kaman Composites U.S. “Our unique ability to collaborate with our partners to understand and address specific design and manufacturing requirements enables us to continue to secure this statement of work, and cements Kaman’s standing as an integral Sikorsky supplier.”  

This work package includes apertures, fairings, stowage boxes, and cover assemblies. The new state-of-the-art HH-60W “Whisky” Combat Rescue Helicopter provides unrivaled capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission. It entered the final assembly line in February of 2018 and is expected to embark on its first flight two months ahead of schedule in 2018.

“Our employees are proud to be a part of the Combat Rescue Helicopter program as we continue to expand upon our relationship with Sikorsky. The additional work demonstrates confidence in our workforce and company as a reliable and consistent supplier to the war fighter. We appreciate Sikorsky’s commitment to Kaman and are excited to add more critical composites work in Wichita,” said Andrew Chavez, Senior Site Director at KCW.

About Kaman Aerosystems
Kaman Aerosystems is a division of the Aerospace segment of 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; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; production of the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the company's SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime aircraft. More information is available at www.kaman.com.


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