The Defense Industry in an Election Year

Being an election year, there is a lot of talk about the defense of our country, even around here at Ed Fagan. Whether you side with the left, the right, or somewhere in the middle, the defense industry is going strong worldwide, and will likely continue to do so. Currently, in the U.S. there’s talk on Capitol Hill about trying to increase the amount of F-35s that are slated for purchase next year. Both sides of the aisle believe that a larger purchase will result in savings by lowering unit costs.

India’s Defense Acquisition Council has recently approved the purchase of 145 M777 from the U.S. These Ultralight Howitzers have been under consideration for purchase since 2013, and as soon as India’s Cabinet Committee on Security gives the approval, the purchase can be finalized.

The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Leonardo-Finmeccanica, an Italian aerospace and defense company, have come to an agreement on designing an unmanned rotor-wing technology. Although trials have only had the helicopter setting down on land, the goal is to have it land on a moving ship.

These are only a few examples of the agreements, purchases, and product designs that are going on around the world. Here at Ed Fagan, we’re proud of our involvement with the defense industry, and we are experts when it comes to working with specialty metals and alloys. Whether it’s for an aircraft, drone, tank, or defense weapon, we can supply the right, raw materials that go into your parts.

EFI specializes in controlled expansion, electrical/electronic nickel, soft magnetics, refractories, and hard to find alloys, sizes, and grades. Our extensive inventory allows us to ship within 24 hours, so you get the materials you need when you need them. We invite you to contact us for all your special purpose alloy and metal needs. Our technical assistance is here to help!

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