Zone: Defense
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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.


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Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense

Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.
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Formaplex to build new 100,000 sq. ft factory for lightweight vehicle services CompositesWorld

Fourfold increase in growth over past five years fueled by resurgence in UK auto sector and regulations increasing lightweight materials in vehicles.

AGC AeroComposites to supply armament for MH-60M fleet CompositesWorld

Oklahoma-based AGC AeroComposites has won production of the multi-station lightweight armament support system (MSLASS) wings for the MH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.

First Italian F-35A rolls out of Cameri, Italy, production facility CompositesWorld

The first Italian F-35 is the product of partners Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi, Lockheed Martin, and the Italian Ministry of Defense.

Cobham Composites: San Diego, CA, US CompositesWorld

An aerocomposites force since the dawn of the 1980s, this fabricator’s Big Idea is to move from quality control to in-situ process control on the strength of metrics powered by Big Data.

Quickstep receives Nadcap accreditation CompositesWorld

The company received Nadcap accreditation for composite special processing at its Bankstown Airport, Sydney facility.

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