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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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Structural Composites and the Navy to begin testing advanced combatant craft CompositesWorld

The craft features SC's newly developed CoCure strain tunable resin and coating technology.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. starts final assembly of second aircraft CompositesWorld

Sikorsky is on track to complete final assembly and test flights of the second RAIDER prototype in 2015, followed by demonstration flights beginning in 2016.

Eagle Technologies to participate in V-280 Valor program CompositesWorld

The engineering and design firm will manufacture blades for the next-generation tiltrotor.

Formaplex to build new 100,000 sq. ft factory for lightweight vehicle services CompositesWorld

Fourfold increase in growth over past five years fueled by resurgence in UK auto sector and regulations increasing lightweight materials in vehicles.

AGC AeroComposites to supply armament for MH-60M fleet CompositesWorld

Oklahoma-based AGC AeroComposites has won production of the multi-station lightweight armament support system (MSLASS) wings for the MH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.

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