Pultrusions in the defense sector
The material properties of GFRP pultrusions are well-suited to defense and military applications. Our ability to customize pultrusions, add complex post-processing and deliver within timeframes has been a major advantage for our defense customers.
We have supplied GFRP pultrusions to defense agencies for several projects including:
- Anti-pirate fencing using high strength GFRP rods for naval ships being deployed in the Gulf of Aden.
- Mateenbar™ GFRP rebar and Mateendowel™ is used on air force bases for aircraft compass calibration pads. This eliminates the risk of interference with sensitive aircraft equipment
- Mateenbar™ GFRP rebar is used in fords through dried up river beds in Afghanistan (images above). Such choke-points are prime locations for terrorists to plant IED’s (improvised explosive devices), and the non-electromagnetic properties of Mateenbar™ allow minesweepers to check for IEDs before any personnel passes over the ford.