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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Northrop Grumman completes first F-35 center fuselage for Norway CompositesWorld

Fifty-two center fuselages will eventually be fabricated for Norway. This first part is the 166th center fuselage made to date by the company.

Airbus Group sells its entire stake in Finland's Patria CompositesWorld

Tier 1 supplier of A380 composite wing spoilers divested as Airbus streamlines operations.

ArmorWorks recapitalizes CompositesWorld

Investor group Littlejohn Capital has taken a stake in the company, which produces survivability products.

Automated Stringer Former keeps rotorcraft flying CompositesWorld

Accudyne Systems equipment has been producing V-22 Osprey composite stringers for over seven years.

Royal Air Force takes delivery of first Airbus A400M Atlas airlifter CompositesWorld

The first of 22 aircraft ordered by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) was delivered in November from the Airbus Defence and Space assembly line in Seville, Spain.

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