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Military Aviation

McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-4

PPG Aerospace - Transparencies is the leading and most experienced manufacturer of windshields, canopies, windows, blast  barriers and specialty transparencies for military applications. With the industry's broadcast capabilities, PPG is able to design and produce advanced-technology transparencies to meet the demanding requirements of military operations.

PPG offers a variety of transparent structural materials to meet specific design and performance requirements. They include Herculite® II chemically strengthened glass that provides superior strength and durability, special-composition glass that incorporates enhanced optical properties such as high light transmittance, acrylic that is strong and lightweight, and polycarbonate that has a superior impact resistance and high 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 basis of the anti-ice/anti-fog electrical heating systems. Other PPG coatings and technologies offer low-observables performance, solar heat reduction and laser protections. The technologies are designed to be compatible with night vision systems.

PPG transparencies have flown more military missions than those of any other supplier. The company is unsurpassed in its transparency technical capabilities and infrastructure, OEM and operator support, and ability to supply parts worldwide on a timely and affordable basis.