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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F-35 to fly at Farnborough International Airshow CompositesWorld

The composites-intensive F-35 Lightning II fighter jet will be flown for the first time outside the United States June 14-20 at the U.K.'s Farnborough International Airshow.

Israel Aerospace Industries nearing production of F-35 wings CompositesWorld

Israel Aerospace Industries will deliver to Lockheed Martin first article of the composite F-35 wings later this year, followed by serial production in 2015.

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.

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