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Norco Targets Defence Sector

06 June 2017

Norco Targets Defence Sector

Norco Holdings is increasing its capability in providing lightweight composite structures to the defence sector.

Within the defence industry, Norco manufactures satellite dishes and radomes to extremely tight tolerances. Use of high performance prepreg materials, combining low loss skin and core materials as well as innovative manufacturing and painting techniques developed in-house, all help in minimising transmission losses. Norco has also developed in-mould surfacing solutions to improve reflectivity at frequencies above 8 GHz. The company has a complete capability in composite manufacturing, stretching from CAD design for manufacture, through patterns and moulds, to component production and finally assembly and fit. Norco also operates within the aerospace sector, manufacturing UAVs and flight simulators.

“The defence and security sector offers us significant opportunities as key properties of reduced weight and lower cost impact on buyer decisions," says Mark Northey, Managing Director of Norco Holdings. "Our recent experience on diverse projects including UAVs, naval work boats and simulators ensures we can offer customers world-class expertise in their composite requirements.”


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