PPG gets BAE Systems contract for military vehicle transparencies

  • 28-Jul-2010 08:58 EDT

The transparent armor and specialty products group of PPG Industries' 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 products facility. Deliveries have begun to the BAE Systems U.S. Combat Systems plant in Louisville. BAE Systems provides MCTAGS kits for medium tactical vehicle replacement units, high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, and logistics vehicle systems under contract with the U.S. Marine Corps. MCTAGS kits further enhance survivability for Marines by providing a gunner's protection system that enables direct vision, situational awareness, and target acquisition while providing enhanced protection from small-arms fire and improvised explosive device fragments.

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