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Military Aviation

CH-47 Chinook

PPG Aerospace - Transparencies is a leading and experienced manufacturer of windshields, canopies, windows, blast barrier and specialty transparencies for military applications. With a broad range of capabilities, PPG is able to design and produce advanced-technology transparencies 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 resistance as well as high load-carrying capability. HERCULITE® II aerospace glass provides superior strength and durability. Special-composition glass incorporates 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 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 or 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 transparency technical capabilities and infrastructure, OEM and operator support, and ability to supply parts worldwide on a timely and affordable basis.