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Military Aviation

AH-64 Apache

PPG Aerospace - Transparencies is a leading and experienced manufacturer of windshields, canopies, windows, blast barriers and specialty transparencies for military applications. With a broad range of capabilities, PPG is able to meet the demanding requirements of military air and surface operations.

PPG offers a variety of transparent structural materials to meet specific design and performance requirements. HERCULITE® aerospace glass offers impact and thermal shock resistance as well as high load-carrying capabilities. Herculite® II aerospace glass provides superior strength and durability. Special-composition glasses incorporate enhanced optical properties such as high light transmittance. Plastic substrate materials include acrylic that is strong and lightweight and polycarbonate that has superior impact resistance and a high strength-to-weight ratio. PPG proprietary interlayers bond the plies together and provide ballistic properties, bird-impact resistance and pressure "failsafe"  capability. In-house capabilities allow PPG to engineer and produce interlayers specially tailored to aerospace applications.

PPG offers advanced coatings that protect transparencies and aircrews from various operational and environmental threats. SIERRACOTE™, NESA® and NESATRON®  electrical heating systems provide anti-ice/anti-fog protection. Other PPG coatings and technologies offer low-observables performance, solar heat reduction, laser protection and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) shielding. These technologies are designed to be compatible with night vision systems.

PPG transparencies have flown numerous military missions. The company is a leader in its transparencies technical capabilities and infrastructure, OEM and operator support, and ability to supply parts worldwide on a timely and affordable basis.