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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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UTC Aerospace to deliver upgraded wheels and brakes for F-15 aircraft CompositesWorld

The $22 million contract with the U.S. Air Force, with a follow-on option, will provide for carbon heat sink brakes and boltless wheels.

F-35 makes first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier CompositesWorld

An F-35C Lightning II carrier varient Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier on Nov. 3 off the coast of San Diego, Calif., USA.

U.S. Navy orders demo of Co-cure resin advanced combatant craft CompositesWorld

Willard Marine will build the demo through an SBIR awarded to Structural Composites, Inc.

DARPA solicits ideas for new concepts in armored vehicles CompositesWorld

The U.S. military is now seeking innovative and disruptive solutions to ensure the operational viability of the next generation of armored fighting vehicles.

Cobham celebrates 22 years of JAVELIN production CompositesWorld

San Diego-based Cobham Composite Products has delivered more than 200,000 compression-molded composites parts on time over the last 22 years for the U.S. Army's JAVELIN Missile Program. Cobham also has received NADCAP accreditation.

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