Pilkington: First for Kings Norton

The US Army's Tank and Automotive Armament Command, headquartered in Warren, Michigan, has awarded Pilkington Aerospace its first direct spares contract for bullet-resistant glass to be used on the up-armoured High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).

The first two orders, valued at more than $800k, will be supplied from Pilkington Aerospace's Kings Norton Facility in the UK.Bullet-resistant glass on the up-armoured "Humvee" must be able to defeat NATO 7.62mm armour-piercing ammunition, whilst maintaining very high light transmission to enable the use of night vision equipment.Pilkington has been the sole source for these unique transparencies since the inception of the up-armouring programme in 1993.Since that time, more than 3,500 of the vehicles have been fielded for military and peacekeeping operations throughout the world.

More recently, the Humvee has taken on a new and critical role in Homeland Security. The up-armoured HMMWV offers versatility and crew protection that is unmatched, and Pilkington Aerospace transparencies have played a key part in this programme's success.

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