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In the Air and On the Sea

The military’s long tradition of composites usage continues in next-generation aircraft and boats. Advanced composites manufacturers have historically had to overcome the key challenges of long...

Unmanned Vehicles in the Armed Forces

With so much attention on reducing the deficit and trimming the federal budget, it’s hard to predict the future of composites in military programs, says John Busel, director of the Composite Growth...

It’s Time to Hover in Style

Hovercrafts have the distinct advantage of being just as comfortable on water as they are on land, but usually at the cost of a pretty ugly design. It was only a matter of time before someone thought to design...
The 500-foot-long Aeroscraft, a rigid variable buoyancy air vehicle, features a carbon composite and aluminum skeleton

Composite Airship Can Transport Troops & Cargo

From troop deployments and military surveillance to mobilizing disaster relief efforts, a new hybrid airship prototype holds promise as an innovative mode of aerial transport. When deployed, the 500-footlong...