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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Cobham celebrates 22 years of JAVELIN production CompositesWorld

San Diego-based Cobham Composite Products has delivered more than 200,000 compression-molded composites parts on time over the last 22 years for the U.S. Army's JAVELIN Missile Program. Cobham also has received NADCAP accreditation.

TenCate Advanced Armor USA intros sensor technology CompositesWorld

The new technology allows real-time inspection of the ballistic integrity of hard body armor inserts.

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.

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