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Defense
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Defense

Constellium forms partnerships with global defense companies to develop new materials solutions that offer better performance and contribute to improved survivability for personnel.

Partnering for better protection

Defense manufacturers today face the challenge of creating systems that are not only effective but also improve survivability of personnel, on and off the battlefield. This means making military aircraft, armored vehicles and marine vessels that are faster, lighter, safer and longer lasting.

To help achieve this goal, manufacturers require a dependable and innovative technology partner. They need a partner with advanced materials and a dedication to R&D collaboration on state-of-the-art solutions. That company is Constellium.

Transforming expertise into safety

For decades, we have been working with defense companies in North America and Europe to develop new materials solutions for aircraft and armored vehicles and to upgrade in-service equipment.

Our portfolio of proprietary lightweight alloys has a remarkable pedigree in defense applications. Our markets are global, spanning North America, France, Germany, the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Customers include many of the world’s leading defense contractors, such as BAE Systems, Bell, Boeing, Dassault, EADS, General Dynamics, GKN, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Sikorsky.

Find out more about our products portfolio for the defense industry

Alloys for military aviation

Our materials are used on military aircraft such as the Boeing C-17 Globemaster transporter. Our ability to make the largest plates and components is critical to the program.

Fighter planes, including the F-16, are now being upgraded with low-density alloys. The strength and lightness of these alloys also make them a key component in the development of new planes such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

In addition, military and armored vehicle manufacturers are turning to Constellium to help produce lighter vehicles that offer better protection for soldiers both in combat conditions and when traveling in countries battling insurgency.

The breadth of our alloy portfolio ensures we provide the best possible materials for vehicle components such as chassis and bogies, and for innovative armor solutions to protect their users.

Find out more about Constellium’s success stories in the defense industry

Key-fact

Constellium’s customers include many of the world’s leading defense contractors, such as BAE Systems, Bell, Boeing, Dassault, EADS, General Dynamics, GKN, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

Last update 29 April 2013 Back to top