Kaman Aerosystems Provides Products for the Textron AirLand Scorpion Program

  Kaman Aerosystems Provides Products for the Textron AirLand Scorpion Program

Business Wire

WICHITA, Kansas -- October 15, 2013

Kaman Aerosystems announced today that its subsidiary, Kaman Composites -
Wichita, Inc., provided a number of components for the recently introduced
Textron AirLand Scorpion prototype aircraft. These components included the
wing assembly, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, wing fuel access panels,
main landing gear doors and several closeout panels.

“Kaman is proud to have supported the development effort for the Scorpion
program. This new twin-jet aircraft is a cost effective solution for
lower-threat battlefield and homeland security missions. Our efforts highlight
the capabilities of our Wichita composites facility to produce a range of
components and assemblies,” stated James Larwood, President, Kaman
Aerosystems.

The Textron AirLand Scorpion ISR/Strike Aircraft program and prototype
aircraft were unveiled at the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and
Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland, on September 16, 2013. The
first flight is anticipated to occur before the end of the year. The aircraft
was developed by a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises,
LLC. The Scorpion is a versatile Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
(ISR)/Strike aircraft platform. Additional information on the new venture can
be viewed at http://www.scorpionjet.com/.

About Kaman

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; 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; and support
for the company's SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX
medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. Additionally, the Company is a leading
distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service
centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more
than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission,
electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO
supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Kaman also provides
engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic
and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized
mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor
management.More information is available at www.kaman.com.

Contact:

Kaman Corporation
Eric Remington, Vice President, Investor Relations, (860) 243-6334
or
Kaman Composites-Wichita Inc.
Jim Simister, General Manager, (316) 942-1241 x105
 
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