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10-21-2013, Washington, D.C.

SCHOTT Defense Unveils New Lighter and More Durable Transparent Armor at AUSA 2013

SCHOTT’s RESISTAN windows offer a light-weight, rugged, and cost-effective solution to enhance military vehicle protection.
Photo no. 215953. SCHOTT RESISTAN® glass armor windows, like those in this M-ATV, protect soldiers and maintain situational awareness while saving weight to reduce the logistical footprint of military vehicles. Photo: SCHOTT.
Photo no. 215953. SCHOTT RESISTAN® glass armor windows, like those in this M-ATV, protect soldiers and maintain situational awareness while saving weight to reduce the logistical footprint of military vehicles. Photo: SCHOTT.

SCHOTT Defense will exhibit new lighter and more durable RESISTAN® transparent armor windows at the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 21 to 23, 2013 at booth #1803. These new designs extend the successful RESISTAN product line and offer longer service life, while trimming weight. SCHOTT leads the industry in producing high-performance glass and glass-ceramic transparent armor for military vehicles.

As military forces around the world strive to reduce logistics costs, improve vehicle maneuverability, and increase vehicle payloads, the weight of transparent armor has become increasingly crucial. In response, SCHOTT has developed new AEP 55 solutions that offer weight savings of 10 percent. These new designs help to increase fuel economy and reduce the overall logistics footprint for armored vehicle fleets.

In addition to saving weight, SCHOTT has also developed new, more durable armored window designs that are fully compliant with the latest version of the transparent armor purchase specification ATPD 2352, revision T.

“Protecting our Warfighters and improving their situational awareness have always been top priorities of the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Major General (Ret.) Scott Custer, USAF, President and CEO of SCHOTT Defense. “As our military is asked to do more with less, the durability and life cycle costs of components and equipment are becoming increasingly important. SCHOTT’s research and development team has long focused on delivering armor systems that keep our troops safe and improve vehicle performance. These latest advancements distinguish RESISTAN transparent armor as a superior value in military vehicle protection.”

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About SCHOTT Defense
SCHOTT 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.

SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers' success and making SCHOTT an important part of people's lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 16,000 employees generated worldwide sales of $2.6 billion (approximately 2.0 billion euros) for the 2011/2012 fiscal year.

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Victoria Sanville
SCHOTT Defense
Office: 703-418-1409, ext. 112

Gregory FCA on behalf of SCHOTT Defense
Office: 610-642-1435
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