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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Quickstep signs long-term agreement to supply JSF parts CompositesWorld

Quickstep will deliver 18 parts in each ship set to Marand Precision Engineering for the JSF's tail assembly.

Revolution Composites named a company to watch CompositesWorld

Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine names the braiding company as an "A&D company to watch."

Exelis wins contract from Sikorsky CompositesWorld

The company will build components for the CH53K heavy lift helicopter program.

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report CompositesWorld

Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

ATK Aerospace wins Air Force contract for composites inspection research CompositesWorld

ATK Aerospace will work with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Ingersoll Machine Tools on the development of an on-tool inspection system for automated fiber placement (AFP).

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