A backseat view of an M-ATV Photo: US Army photo by Ryan Crane.
A backseat view of an M-ATV Photo: US Army photo by Ryan Crane.

OSG  (Oran Safety Glass) has introduced a new, lighter and more cost effective, high-performance transparent armor solution for the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) used by US military forces and several international military forces.

The new transparent armor has been designed and tested to meet the [nonmember]ATPD-2352[/nonmember][ismember]ATPD-2352[/ismember] transparent armor standards. As the new transparent armor solution meets or exceeds program requirements, it has been source-approved by the US Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, OSG announced. OSG has been supplying high-quality transparent armor to the U.S. military for more than a decade.

Over the past year, Israel based OSG has been awarded several additional significant contracts for M-ATV Transparent Armor parts. The M-ATV was designed to provide the same level of protection as the previous larger and heavier MRAPs but with improved mobility. More than 9,000 -M-ATVs have been delivered to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command since July 2009.

[ismember]In October 2014 at the AUSA convention OSG unveiled two types of advanced, transparent armor systems, the ADI technology which replaces the Polycarbonate made spall layer in transparent armor with alternative material that effectively doubles the lifecycle of the transparent armor from 3-5 years to 5-9 years. The company also introduced an ultra-lightweight armor technology, contributing to 30% weight reduction, compared to current solutions. The company also offers frames for transparent armor, made of advanced materials which is lighter than steel, equally durable, strong and cost effective, compared to conventional technologies. [/ismember]

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