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KAMAN SUBSIDIARY NAME CHANGE REFLECTS DIVERSIFICATION AND GROWTH

 HUDSON, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- EML Research, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: KAMNA) and a leader in the emerging field of electromagnetics, announced today that it has changed its name to Kaman Electromagnetics Corp.
 G. Lawrence Roderick, president of Kaman Electromagnetics, said that the name change reflects the company's growth and diversification from its defense R&D base into products and systems for industrial and commercial markets.
 "The original name -- EML (Electromagnetic Launch) Research -- described out initial programs to develop electric, high velocity launchers and electric catapults. From that early work in the 1980s for the Department of Defense, we have developed a wide range of applications of this technology for not only defense but also for industrial and commercial markets. Our new name -- Kaman Electromagnetics -- more clearly describes our growing diversification of products and future direction," said Roderick.
 The company began with a handful of employees in a World War II airplane manufacturing building in Cambridge, Mass., and a small research and development grant from the Department of Defense in 1982. Acquired by Kaman Corporation in 1985, the company has become a world leader in high performance electromagnetic motors and drives and has grown to more than 150 employees located in a new 35,000 sq. ft. headquarters facility in Hudson. Revenues approach $20 million from contracts with the DoD, other government agencies and industrial corporations.
 Kaman Electromagnetics is pursuing industrial motor applications and electric drives for vehicles which benefit from reduced weight, space savings and performance flexibility. Very high energy densities and a wide range of horsepower, achieved through a unique design and the application of electronic expertise and new materials, have resulted in machines that are lighter and more compact than conventional motors. Kaman's motors are, on average, nine times lighter and about one-quarter the size of a conventional induction motor.
 Kaman Electromagnetics has developed various military prototypes using this same technology. Current applications include the first electric coilgun, an electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), and electric torpedo and countermeasure launchers. The company also has developed high energy pulsed power systems, alternators, and high speed switching devices and is a leading supplier of advanced electric drive systems for a wide range of defense and commercial applications.
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 /CONTACT: J. Kenneth Nasshan for Kaman, 203-243-7319/
 (KAMNA)


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