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Titanium war: key supplier to end Western defence sales

A Lockheed Martin F-35 in Denmark. Titanium is an essential material in the manufacture of this fighter jet.
A Lockheed Martin F-35 in Denmark. Titanium is an essential material in the manufacture of this fighter jet. © Bo Amstrup/EPA-EFE/MaxPPP
BAE Systems, Airbus Group and Dassault should take a look at an ongoing court battle between Lockheed Martin and Howmet, one of the main suppliers of titanium to the West. Evidence in the case reveals the titanic stakes surrounding the rare metal, essential to the manufacture of fighter jets but harder to find since the Russian market closed. [...]
Published on 13.02.2024 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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