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Military/Defense

aircraft parts for military/defense applications by Matrix Composites
Matrix Composites is a trusted source for primary composites military structures on some of our nation’s most valuable assets.  We have more than 26 years of experience in composite manufacturing and design, resourceful supply chain management, and the application of leading-edge fabrication and inspection technologies.

Our team of experts routinely assists customers in understanding which manufacturing method is right for their particular effort. From composite molding processes like Hand Lay-Up to Resin Transfer Molding, we harness the latest technology and ensure each project’s success.

military aircraft with parts made with Resin Transfer Molding - Matrix Composites

Matrix Composites’ 29, 000 square foot manufacturing plant is perfectly suited to meet the precision requirements of the military industry and our AS9100 quality standards facility is well equipped to support all phases of composites manufacturing.

Matrix Composites was the first small business qualified to supply RTM (Resin Transfer Molded) primary structures to Lockheed Martin’s F22 program. Matrix supplied over 60 different fracture-durability and wind-swept surface critical components on the aircraft. We have supplied high performance composites to the US Army and Navy.

Our expertise enables us to provide world-class reliable production of the most critical composite designs including:

  • Fuselage Components
  • Spars
  • Radomes
  • Antennas
  • Munitions Housings
  • Ducting
  • Fixed & Rotating Engine Components
military aircraft with lightweight RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) parts - Matrix Composites

Matrix Demonstrates Expertise with Precision Closed Molding



The Matrix team utilized its 20 year heritage in precision RTM composites and design to develop, test, and manufacture high-quality Radomes for the US Navy's long-range, land-attack projectile (LRLAP) advanced gun system (AGS) Program.

The composite Radomes passed the Navy's latest round of guided flight tests with flying colors.

LONGBOW Mast-Mounted Radome


Matrix resin transfer molds components for the Apache Longbow helicopter program for Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control division. Twelve parts are produced and fly on the Apache AH64 helicopter. These components have been produced by Matrix since 1996.

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