Monday, October 31, 2005

Army research transparent armor.

Army research transparent armor.
The Air Force is testing a new transparent armor that will be able to stop armor-piercing weapons from entering any army vehicles via the windows when completed. So far, aluminum oxynitride has been identified as the candidate for replacing traditional multi-layered glass transparencies. This scratch and impact resistant material can withstand a .30 caliber Russian M-44 sniper rifle and a .50 caliber Browning Sniper Rifle with armor piercing bullets in tests, but it costs 5 times more when compared to current armors.

What can I say? Anything that will stop a .50 cal is pretty freakin' cool.


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