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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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F-35 passes more flight and weapons milestones CompositesWorld

Extensive testing continues as the composites-intensive fighter jet comes closer to operational capacity.

SAMPE Seattle 2014 Report CompositesWorld

The Society’s reconfigured Spring advanced materials event in Seattle, Wash., attracts speakers, exhibitors and attendees in large numbers and international dimensions.

CFK-Valley Stade 2014 Conference Report CompositesWorld

Always a technical-paper gold mine, this local event, in 2014, was determined to expand its sphere of composites influence.

Destroyer deckhouse roof meets U.S. Navy fire code with phenolic composite CompositesWorld

An all-composite deckhouse superstructure, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries (Gulfport, Miss.) cuts topside weight and enables stealth capability by reducing the radar signature of the U.S. Navy’s new, nearly $4 billion (USD) Zumwalt-class destroyer.

Vibration-canceling composite technology CompositesWorld

Materials Sciences Corp.'s new product might be a solution for aircraft interiors noise and shock mitigating boat hulls?

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