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A Digital Window Embedded with Transparent Armor

September 8, 2017 by · Comment
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ScreeneX, a digital display embedded in a vehicle's windshield is the first armored windshield with a built-in LCD digital screen, enabling combat vehicle designers to use areas of the vehicle’s ballistic protected windows to display digital images, including information from the vehicle systems, command, and control, on board sensors or digital maps.

A Digital Window Embedded with Transparent Armor

September 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
ScreeneX, a digital display embedded in a vehicle's windshield is the first armored windshield with a built-in LCD digital screen, enabling combat vehicle designers to use areas of the vehicle’s ballistic protected windows to display digital images, including information from the vehicle systems, command, and control, on board sensors or digital maps.

Advances in Transparent Armor Improving Vision from Armored Vehicles

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Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor

March 14, 2017 by · Comment
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Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in the most bullet-resistant glass while maintaining superior ballistic properties. The thermoplastic transparent will also be repairable using a process similar to iron pressing to remove scratches.
              

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General Dynamics Awarded Mission Payload Module Technology Demonstration Contract by U.S. Marine Corps — Press Release

General Dynamics Awarded Mission Payload Module Technology Demonstration Contract by U.S. Marine Corps

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $3 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for a technology demonstration (TD) and evaluation of a new hardware’s ability to meet the program requirements for the Mission Payload Module — Non-Lethal Weapon System (MPM-NLWS). A full-and-open competition will follow the initial technology demonstration phase of this program.

Called the Medusa Weapon System, the new system — developed by General Dynamics with its subcontractor and partner, ATK Aerospace Systems — will adapt advanced 66mm grenade and launcher technology to provide improved counter-personnel and non-lethal capabilities that temporarily incapacitate targets through intense light, sound and pressure stimuli.

The Medusa’s articulated launcher and fire control system fires a new non-lethal grenade munition with electronic, in-tube, range-programmable fuzing that provides precision placement of the non-lethal effect. The system will provide longer range, greater area coverage, extended duration, lower risk of permanent injury and better scalability of effects over current non-lethal weapon systems. The Medusa system is also capable of launching the current inventory of 66mm non-lethal and obscuration-effect grenades and will be integrated onto the Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shield (MCTAGS), ballistic-glass shields which are used to protect service members in close urban environments.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , is a world leader in the manufacture of large-, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, shaped charge warheads and propellants. It also manufactures precision metal components; and aerostructures in support of the tactical missile industry. More information on General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical is available online at www.gd-ots.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.

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General Dynamics Awarded Mission Payload Module Technology Demonstration Contract by U.S. Marine Corps

General Dynamics Awarded Mission Payload Module Technology Demonstration Contract by U.S. Marine Corps
April 30, 2010 11:04 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., --General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $3 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for a technology demonstration (TD) and evaluation of a new hardware's ability to meet the program requirements for the Mission Payload Module -- Non-Lethal Weapon System (MPM-NLWS). A full-and-open competition will follow the initial technology demonstration phase of this program.

Called the Medusa Weapon System, the new system -- developed by General Dynamics with its subcontractor and partner, ATK Aerospace Systems -- will adapt advanced 66mm grenade and launcher technology to provide improved counter-personnel and non-lethal capabilities that temporarily incapacitate targets through intense light, sound and pressure stimuli.

The Medusa's articulated launcher and fire control system fires a new non-lethal grenade munition with electronic, in-tube, range-programmable fuzing that provides precision placement of the non-lethal effect. The system will provide longer range, greater area coverage, extended duration, lower risk of permanent injury and better scalability of effects over current non-lethal weapon systems. The Medusa system is also capable of launching the current inventory of 66mm non-lethal and obscuration-effect grenades and will be integrated onto the Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shield (MCTAGS), ballistic-glass shields which are used to protect service members in close urban environments.

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Oshkosh Defense Receives $44 Million Award for MTVR Upgrade Kits — Press Release

Oshkosh Defense Receives $44 Million Award for MTVR Upgrade Kits

OSHKOSH, Wis. — April 21, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today it has received an award valued at more than $44 million, but not to exceed more than $89 million, from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for more than 5,750 upgrade kits for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR). Work is expected to be completed in September 2010.

Oshkosh will deliver more than 950 weapons-mount kits that allow the installation of motorized Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shields (MCTAGS), which replace the gunner protection kits on up-armored vehicles. Oshkosh Defense also will supply 2,000 door-upgrade kits to support MTVR non-reducible-height armor kits used on trucks that were armored in 2005 to 2007. The kits will make the doors common with those on MTVRs using the reducible-height armor kits, which Oshkosh began producing in 2008.

Additionally, Oshkosh will deliver MTVR Troop Carrier upgrades. This upgrade includes 800 dual-ladder kits, which can be installed in place of single ladders for improved ingress and egress, as well as more than more than 1,000 seatbelt kits to support the Troop Carrier’s occupants and more than 1,000 lift-point kits for improved transportability. The MTVR Troop Carriers and non-reducible-height armor kits were developed and installed on vehicles beginning in 2005 following an urgent need from the field.

The Oshkosh® MTVR is an all-terrain, multipurpose tactical vehicle used by the Marines and Navy Seabees. The MTVR is available in several variants for the transportation of troops, materials or equipment. The vehicle features an off-road 7.1-ton payload capacity and an on-road 15-ton payload capacity. The vehicle uses the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4® independent suspension system, which has undergone more than 500,000 miles of government testing and helps the vehicle achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability. Oshkosh has delivered more than 10,000 MTVRs.

About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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PPG Signs $1.2 Million BAE Systems Contract for Military Vehicle Transparencies

December 31, 1969 by · Comment
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SYLMAR, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The transparent armor and specialty products group of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace business has won a contract with BAE Systems, Inc., for specialty transparencies that afford ballistics protection for gunners on U.S. Marine Corps tactical vehicles. The $1.2 million contract calls for PPG to supply Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shields (MCTAGS). PPG Aerospace has begun production of the units at its Sylmar aerospace transparencies and specialty produ



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