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.
Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.
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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
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