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Military Aviation

Northrop Grumman T-38, F-5

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 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 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 superior impact resistance and a 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 systems. Other PPG coatings and technologies offer low-observables 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 parts worldwide on a timely and affordable basis.