Quickstep Holdings Ltd (Sydney, Australia) opened a new flare housing manufacturing facility at its Bankstown, Australia site on Oct. 13. Quickstep, an independent manufacturer of advanced carbon fiber components, says its new flare housing project has established a state-of-the-art facility for the manufacturing of composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft’s countermeasure flares, an essential part of the aircraft’s defensive capability.

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