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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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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.

Gardner Business Index at 50.0 in March CompositesWorld

New orders and production are up. Capital spending plans foreshadow equipment investments.

US Army evaluating composites solution for airfield damage repair CompositesWorld

The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is working on use of an FRP matting system to repair damaged military airfields.

Navy unveils unmanned composites-intensive vessel CompositesWorld

This entirely new class of ocean-going vessel can traverse thousands of kilometers over the open seas for months at a time, without a single crew member aboard.

Evolva to develop new composite materials with US Navy CompositesWorld

Applications include fire resistant coatings and structural materials for use in aircraft, waterborne craft, fabrics and construction.

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