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Plane glass for plain protection

26th March 2019 - 10:58 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


With ground-based attacks during theatre operation a real threat to military helicopters, Israel-based OSG has developed an ultra-light ballistic window that protect these aircraft, the company says.

The applications can be added to the chin and wing windows while the material used comprises of essentially ceramic and clay, which when combined is called Ceralite.

An OSG spokesperson explained to Shephard the scenarios that the ballistic window is designed to counteract, such as taking fire during operations over urban areas, which is forcing pilots to 'improvise solutions' when in contact.

What OSG has learnt is in some cases pilots are wearing

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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