Kaman Aerospace has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by The Boeing Company. This new work package is for the manufacture of wing control surfaces and structural assemblies in support of the U.S Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program. Work for this program will be performed in its Jacksonville, Fla., facility. The USAF awarded Boeing a $999 million contract to provide up to 112 new wing assemblies and up to 15 wing kits through 2030.
Kaman delivered flight control surfaces to Boeing for 173 aircraft under the previous Wing Replacement Program (WRP) that ran from 2007 through to 2018. Kaman will deliver wing structural assemblies, which include the inboard and outboard flaps, slats, and deceleron/speed brake assemblies, including upper and lower speed brakes, trim tabs, and leading edge assemblies.
“Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville is honored to be selected by Boeing as a key supplier on the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program,” says William Zmyndak, vice president and general manager of Kaman Integrated Structures and Metallics. “Our established manufacturing ‘know-how’, experience with A-10 structures and knowledge of the Boeing requirements puts us in a ‘ready now’ position to execute this program. We have developed a great working relationship with Boeing to support our mutual Customer, the U.S. Air Force, in their efforts to extend the life of this iconic aircraft to 2030 and beyond.”