“The JPF continues to provide our customers with increased mission flexibility and high levels of reliability and we look forward to supporting the USAF under this contract. With this award, we have added almost $500 million of new JPF orders to backlog over the last year. Looking ahead, we are prepared to support the USAF on their future JPF needs, while continuing to pursue significant foreign opportunities that will ensure the JPF remains a strong contributor for years to come,” stated Richard Barnhart, President, Kaman Aerospace Group.
Kaman has been the sole provider of the JPF to the USAF since 2002. In addition to the USAF, Kaman provides the JPF to twenty-eight other nations. The JPF allows the settings of a weapon to be programmed on wing in flight and is the current bomb fuze of choice of the USAF. The JPF 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.
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