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Lockheed Martin F-15

PPG Aerospace - Transparencies is a leading and experienced manufacturer of windshield, canopies, windows, blast barriers  and specialty transparencies for military applications.  With a broad range of capabilities for military, PPG is able to design and produce advanced-technology transparencies to meet the demanding requirements of military

PPG offers a variety of transparent structural materials to meet specific design and performance requirements. In-house capabilities allow PPG to engineer and produce transparent materials specially tailored to aerospace applications.

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 afford enhanced optical properties such as high light transmittance especially in the near infrared (IR) range, enabling PPG to produce windshields compatible with today's sophisticated night vision systems.

Plastic substrate materials currently in production include acrylic that is strong and lightweight, and polycarbonate that has superior impact resistance and a high strength-to-weight ratio. In development are exciting, new materials with superior structural properties that have the potential to replace both acrylic and polycarbonate.

PPG proprietary interlayers bond the plies together and provide ballistic properties bird-impact resistance and pressure "failsafe" capability.

AIRCON®, NESA®, NESATRON®, SIERRACOTE™ and SIERRAGRID™ electrical heating systems provide anti-/ice anti-fog protection.

PPG advanced coatings and technologies help protect transparencies and aircrews from various operational or environment threats various operational and provide low-observables performance, solar heat reduction, laser protection and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) shielding. Such technologies are designed to be compatible with night vision systems and other optical requirements.

PPG transparencies have flown and participated in numerous air and surface 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.