Saint-Gobain Completes Shipment of Sapphire Transparent Armor Windows and Receives Additional Contract

Saint-Gobain recently completed delivery of multiple sets of Sapphire Transparent Armor Windows for integration into armored vehicles for government use.

"Saint-Gobain has developed a new window laminate system based on large sapphire sheet. The sapphire production is done at our Milford, New  Hampshire facility. This system makes our new Sapphire Transparent Armor  Windows very competitive for this important application," said Jeff Rioux,  market manager for Saint-Gobain Crystals. "Saint-Gobain is the only  producer of transparent ceramic material that offers complete laminated  systems to withstand multiple hits by armor-piercing threats. As a result,  we shipped the first commercial order for multiple sets of our Sapphire Transparent Armor System."

"Our customer was pleased with the system's multi-hit performance and  our ability to have the sapphire windows available for lamination within  weeks of signing the contract. Consequently, we were awarded a larger  second contract," adds Rioux.

"I am proud that a company in New Hampshire has developed such an  innovative transparent armor solution," said Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.).  "Saint-Gobain's ability to deliver and integrate their protective windows  quickly ensures that Americans who are putting themselves in harm's way on  our behalf will have the best possible protection."

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) added, "I am pleased that an innovative  company such as Saint-Gobain is successfully bringing new products to the  market. Their technological advances show promise of good things for the Department of Defense and the company." 

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Date: 18 October 2006
Source: Prnewswire.com

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