(CBS Connecticut) — A Bloomfield-based aerospace company marks the first sale of its distinctive helicopter since restarting production two years ago.

With their two rotors on top, a unique shape, and lack of a tail rotor, two K-Max helicopters are being sold to a Hong Kong firm, for use fighting forest fires in China.

Kaman CEO Neal Keating says the helicopters can use a large bucket to help douse a forest fire.

Keating says the two helicopters’ airframes were made in Florida, with the remaining work done in Connecticut.

The terms of the deal were NOT released.


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