Some of the earliest applications of composite materials took place in defense applications, including fighter jets, helicopters and watercraft. This vital end market continues to be a materials innovator an early adopter of new composites manufacturing technologies.
Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.
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Pacific Engineering will manufacture up to 24 Ready Stow Group (RSG) Launch Cradles and 160 Composite Canisters for the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command.AGC AeroComposites, ATK sign teaming agreement for aero, defense composites CompositesWorld
AGC AeroComposites and ATK will pursue composites manufacturing solutions for commercial and military platforms, with an emphasis on tape laying and hand layup solutions.Morgan Advanced Materials develops ballistic protection for Indian Ministry of Defense CompositesWorld
Morgan's composite/ceramic "pod" technology saves more than a ton compared to a steel solution.Honeywell material used in ballistic protection body armor CompositesWorld
Reed Composite Solutions has introduced Spectra Shield rigid ballistic plates for protective vests.New Scorpion twin-jet to debut at Farnborough Air Show CompositesWorld
Textron AirLand LLC reports that it is continuing its development of a composite-airframed tactical fighter jet, the Scorpion.