Saturday, October 22, 2005

U.S. Airforce testing Transparent Aluminum!

On October 17th, the U.S. Airforce PAO announced they were testing a new aluminum and ceramic based armor at the Aberdeen, MD testing grounds. One officer quoted said it was "light years ahead of armored glass," (no joke).

"The Air Force Research Laboratory's materials and manufacturing directorate is testing aluminum oxynitride -- ALONtm -- as a replacement for the traditional multi-layered glass transparencies now used in existing ground and air armored vehicles. "

Here's another link that may be connected.

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