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Military Aviation


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, PPG is able to design and produce advanced-technology transparencies to meet the demanding requirements of military flight operations.

PPG offers a variety of transparent structural materials to meet specific design and performance requirements. They include Herculite® II chemically strengthened glass that provided superior strength and durability, special-composition glass that incorporates enhanced optical properties such as high light transmittance, acrylic that is strong and lightweight in polycarbonate that has a superior impact resistance and a strength-to-weight ratio. PPG interlayers bond the plies together and provide 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® thin metal films form the base of anti-ice/anti-fog electrical heating systems. Other PPG
coatings and technologies offer low-observable performance, solar heat reduction and laser protection. 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 worldwide on a timely and affordable basis.