Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) announced today that its subsidiary, Kaman Precision Products, Inc. (KPPI), and the Tawazun Council (Tawazun) have signed a Business Plan Approval Letter (BPAL) for Kaman EMEA, Inc. to establish a Height of Burst (HOB) manufacturing and final assembly facility in collaboration with Remah International Group - Sole Proprietorship LLC (RIG) at the Tawazun Industrial Park. The BPAL was signed today in the Tawazun Pavilion at the International Defense Exposition (IDEX) 2023 by H.E. Tarik Al Hosani, Chief Executive Officer, Tawazun Council, and Carroll Lane, President, Kaman Precision Products, Inc.
“Our plan to manufacture the FireBurst™ System Height of Burst technology in the UAE underscores Kaman’s strong relationship with Tawazun and our pledge to support the UAE and Middle East region’s defense and security sectors,” said Carroll Lane, President, Kaman Precision Products, Inc. “This initiative is our first step in industrial collaboration technology capability development in the UAE, and it will further enhance the technological capabilities available in the UAE, while contributing to the expansion of innovative career opportunities for UAE nationals and others within the region,” stated Sharief Fahmy, Regional Executive Director of Kaman.
The FireBurst™ System HOB technology for Laser Guided Bombs will be utilized under Kaman’s planned joint venture with RIG and will serve multiple customers in the UAE and the region. The FireBurst™ System can be used with any Paveway® II General Purpose (GP) bomb configuration (GBU-10, GBU-12, GBU-16, GBU-58). It is a low cost force multiplier, effectively engages multiple targets with a single weapon, and requires no specialized tools for installation. The installation can be achieved by conducting a quick forward adapter swap in the field. It is cost effective and provides increased options for weapons effects.
Following the signing, Saif Al Awani, Chief Development Officer at Tawazun, stated that the BPAL comes as part of Tawazun’s mandate to enable defense and security industries in the UAE and its efforts to enable technology transfer. “It is through strong relationships and partnerships that we have the opportunity for further capability development, to attract investments for the private sector and to meet our Partners’ needs,” he added.
The planned Manufacturing Facility in the UAE will use advanced precision manufacturing and sustain the hiring of UAE nationals, including highly skilled Emirati Engineers. The facility at Tawazun Industrial Park is expected to further expand technological capabilities within the UAE, with the core focus on developing and supporting the local Aerospace and Defense industry. “The vision for the Defense Industry in UAE is clear and on target, we are honored to partner with Kaman and the UAE Armed Forces to support the vision and build a product in the UAE that we can be proud of,” said Mohamed Khalfan Al Qemzi, Chairman and Managing Director of Remah International Group.
About Kaman Corporation
Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, conducts business in the aerospace & defense, industrial, and medical markets. Kaman produces and markets proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; proprietary spring energized seals, springs and contacts; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; restoration, modification and support of our SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters; support of our heavy lift K-MAX® manned helicopter and the KARGO UAV unmanned aerial system, a purpose-built autonomous medium-lift logistics vehicle. More information is available at www.kaman.com.
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