Kaman Gets $53 Million Bell Helicopter Contract

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Aerospace components manufacturer Kaman Corp. said Thursday it has received a five-year contract with a potential value of $53 million to build composite helicopter blade skins and assemblies for Bell Helicopter.

Kaman will provide 18 assemblies for H1, 406, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430 and BA609 aircraft. Work will be performed Kaman's manufacturing support center in Bloomfield, Conn.

Initial deliveries to the Hurst, Texas, facility of Bell, a Textron Inc. subsidiary, will begin in late 2009.

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