Kaman Composites Wichita and Tamarack Aerospace Group Sign Teaming Agreement

Kaman Composites Wichita and Tamarack Aerospace Group Sign Teaming Agreement

17 July 2018

FARNBOROUGH, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 17, 2018–
Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc. announced today at the Farnborough Air
Show a teaming agreement with Tamarack Aerospace Group to collaborate on
ATLAS Active Winglet technology opportunities for select military
aircraft platforms.

“The collaboration between our two companies will capitalize on the
synergy resulting from the complementary capabilities we each offer,”
explained Mark Withrow, Vice President and General Manager of Kaman’s
U.S. composites business. “Our agreement combines the innovative
technology of the Tamarack Aerospace ATLAS Active Winglet with Kaman’s
engineering, contracting and structural fabrication capabilities.”

Brian Cox, President Tamarack Aerospace stated, “We are excited to have
a partner in Kaman that has deep experience on military programs. Our
Active Winglet technology has had tremendous success on the Cessna
CitationJet series. Our Active Winglets have the ability to add
performance benefits to a broader assortment of military and commercial
platforms without the weight and cost penalties of other solutions which
require structural reinforcement of the wing.”

The ATLAS Active Winglet is a Tamarack Aerospace Group invented and
patented technology designed to alleviate additional wing loading
imposed by winglet installation. Kaman and Tamarack have identified
specific military aircraft platforms that will benefit most from the
installation of ATLAS Active Winglet.

“The ATLAS Active Winglet Technology will provide significant value to
the U.S. Military, increasing aircraft readiness, time on station and
overall aircraft performance efficiencies. We look forward to working
with Tamarack to bring this technology forward to our U.S. military
teams,” said John Unghire, Senior Director, Business Development, Kaman

About Kaman Composites Wichita

KCW, an AS9100 Rev D registered company located in Wichita, KS, offers a
full line of services in composites from design, prototyping and
testing, to full production of composite components and assemblies. With
over 130,000 sq. ft., KCW fabricates components for the defense, general
aviation and commercial markets. KCW is Nadcap accredited for composite
processing, NDI, and chemical processing.

About Kaman Aerosystems

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; super precision, miniature ball bearings;
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; production of the K-MAX
medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the company’s SH-2G
Super Seasprite maritime aircraft. More information is available at www.kaman.com.

About Tamarack Aerospace:

Idaho based Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc. invented and patented the
revolutionary Active Winglet system. Tamarack’s certified Active
Winglets are three to four times more efficient than passive
(traditional) winglets. The Active Winglet system typically provides a
reduction in fuel burn, performance gains and increased asset value. The
Active Winglet system is comprised of a wing tip extension, a highly
tuned winglet, and load alleviation technology. The load alleviation
system counteracts gust or maneuver wing loading events and eliminates
the heavy wing reinforcement and structural additions required by all
passive winglets. To view more information on Tamarack Active Winglets
please see www.tamarackaero.com.

The companies are each exhibiting at the Farnborough International
Airshow 2018 through July 22, 2018 as follows:

Kaman Aerospace Group: Hall 3 Pavilion 3160

Tamarack Aerospace: Hall 2 Pavilion 2186

Source: Kaman Aerosystems

John Unghire, 860-729-8795
Senior Director, Business
[email protected]
Composites U.S.
Mark Withrow, 316-259-8860
Vice President,
General Manager
[email protected]
VP of Marketing
[email protected]