D Basket – Defense and Aviation
These metals, some of which also have significant commercial applications, are used by the military in the production of jet fighter aircraft, stealth, drone, and night vision technologies, plus communication and armor piercing munitions, to name just a few of the military applications. Currently stockpiles allocated for military applications are in short supply and on the verge of being completely used up, and the world finds itself in the awkward position of looking to China (unfortunately, a potential future adversary) at this time to increase exports so they can build their war machines. Not much chance of that happening anytime soon.
The Defense & Aviation Basket was launched on May 2nd 2012 at US$ 22,200