Kaman Unit Awarded $3.2 Million Contract for City of Boston Bus Program

April 12, 2002

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--April 12-- Kaman Aerospace Corporation today announced that its Massachusetts-based Electromagnetics Development Center has received a $3.2 million contract from Neoplan USA for propulsion alternators for dual-mode articulated buses of the new Boston Silver Line transit system.

The two-year contract calls for delivery of propulsion alternators beginning in August 2002. The alternators are a larger version of Kaman's oil and gas drilling motors that have been in service throughout the world since 1996.

"Boston's new Silver Line buses will be among the most advanced transit vehicles in the world, and we're proud to be part of the team that will build them," said Will Henrickson, general manager of Kaman's Electromagnetics Development Center.

Kaman's Electromagnetics Development Center, based in Hudson, Mass., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance electric motors, generators and drive systems for demanding applications in industry and defense.

Neoplan USA, based in Lamar, Colo., has the largest product line of any U.S. bus manufacturer. It includes all sizes of standard and low floor transit buses, articulated units and suburban models, as well as a full line of luxury coaches.

About Kaman Aerospace Corporation
Kaman Aerospace Corp., a subsidiary of Kaman Corp. is based in Bloomfield, Conn. In addition to compact electromagnetic motors and generators, Kaman Aerospace manufactures the SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopter and the K-MAX helicopter and is a major subcontractor for commercial and military aircraft structures and components. Kaman Aerospace is also is a leading manufacturer of safe, arm and fuzing devices for missiles, rugged environment mass memory systems, specialized cabling for aerospace applications and electro-optics systems.

About Kaman Corporation
Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMNA) conducts business in the aerospace, industrial distribution and music distribution markets.


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Gary Crouse