23 May 2003
23 May 2003
General Dynamics' Armament and Technical Products has received the first $13.9 million increment of a new multi-year contract from the Boeing Company for the production of 15 ship-sets of composite structures and radomes for the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft.
The contract extends through 2007 and has a total projected value of more than $57 million. Armament and Technical Products manufactures 46 components and assemblies for the C-17 at its Marion, Va., facility, including forward and aft radomes, winglets, landing doors and edge flaps.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) led a Transportation and Defence Fly-In, 25-26 September 2018, during which ACMA members and staff met with more than 75 congressional offices and several key decision makers from federal agencies.
As the rail sector looks to new technologies to enable it to answer sustainability, performance and cost challenges, applications for pultruded composites are set to grow, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA). Lightweight, high performance, durable composites offer energy efficient solutions with lower environmental impact and reduced through-life costs in rolling stock and rail infrastructure.