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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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First all-carbon Diamond Aircraft DART-450 completes maiden flight CompositesWorld

The all-carbon fiber, two-seat civilian and military trainer has a top speed of 250 knots TAS.

Gardner Business Index at 46.3 in April CompositesWorld

Another uptrend in future capital spending plans points to an increase in capital equipment investment.

Call for entries for CAMX Award and Awards for Composites Excellence CompositesWorld

Enter the CAMX Award or Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) by July 1, 2016.

AW609 tiltrotor, with composite primary structures, completes ground testing CompositesWorld

The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor is a carbon fiber composites-intensive aircraft that is expected to enter the market in 2018.

CH-53K achieves first external lift flight CompositesWorld

Sikorsky's composites-intensive CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter successfully carried a 12,000-lb external load as part of its flight test program.

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