SCHOTT Displays DiamondView Transparent Armor Window Technology Selected For Oshkosh MRAP Contract At AUSA

Date: 7 October 2009
Source: SCHOTT
DiamondView Transparent Armor selected for M-ATVs designed for use in rugged terrains. October 5, 2009 (at the Association of the United States Army, AUSA, Annual Meeting in Washington, D.

C., Booth 846) SCHOTT DiamondView Armor Products LLC (SCHOTT DAP) is exhibiting the DiamondView® transparent armor window technology at AUSA, the largest land warfare exposition in North America.The DiamondView windows were selected for the Oshkosh Corporation’s initial $1.05 billion Department of Defense MRAP all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV) contract, as well as DoD’s additional $1.06 billion order for 1,700 more M-ATVs. SCHOTT’s transparent armor windows will be used in Oshkosh M-ATVs designed specifically for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan.
 
“SCHOTT DAP is pleased to be exhibiting its transparent armor at AUSA, and pleased to be providing Oshkosh with innovative armor solutions that will make our military forces safer in Afghanistan,” said Scott Custer, the President and CEO of SCHOTT DAP.
 
SCHOTT DAP makes transparent glass-ceramic armor that is much lighter and more versatile than other commonly used armor materials. DiamondView windows will reduce lifecycle costs normally associated with windows delaminating, discoloring or peeling.
 
In order to fill the Oshkosh contract, SCHOTT DAP has ramped up manufacturing at both its Boothwyn, Pennsylvania and Vincennes, Indiana production facilities. Hiring is underway, and the company expects to add more than 200 employees at peak production.
 
About SCHOTT’s Defense business
SCHOTT is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The company has been supplying the U.S. Defense market with advanced technologies for over 40 years. The company’s product range, ready to serve the defense and security industries, includes fiber optics, optical and filter glasses, glass and glass ceramic for armor and hermetic packages for protecting sensitive electronic components.

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