Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.P.05. Transparent Ceramics for Armor Applications. Develop and demonstrate transparent armor which meet or exceed the ballistic performance of existing glass/polymer, with a 30 percent reduction in weight and thickness, while increasing the in-line transmission in the visible and near IR regions. It will also exhibit superior abrasion resistance, strength, and high temperature properties. By FY97, a ballistic database will be generated for candidate materials for threat levels ranging from fragment threats through 12.7mm Armor Piercing (AP). By FY98, optimized test transparent armor will be developed using the data generated during FY97. By FY99, a prototype component will be designed and fabricated for installation in an existing end item.

Supports: Personnel protection for infantry and Special Operations Forces, Protect the Force, Armored Vehicles, Force XXI Land Warrior Follow-on Program, NRDEC, Soldier System Command, TACOM, and Dual Use (Law Enforcement), Dismounted Battlespace Battlelab.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Kerry Richards Catherine Kominos Chris Kearns
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