Scarred but Unbroken!


In the unforgiving landscapes where conflict is a grim reality, the ingenuity of defense technology is often the silent sentinel that stands between peril and safety. The following pictures reflect the results of three encounters with small arms fired at close range, medium-caliber rifles, and RPGs. They provide a clear reflection of the advanced expertise that goes into creating materials capable of withstanding such attacks, allowing our forces to carry out their missions with an assurance that their equipment will not fail them in the crucible of combat.

IDF D9 Bulldozer Withstands a Double Strike from RPGs

This image captures a harrowing moment—a D9 bulldozer’s armored window, designed to withstand the fury of modern battlefields, bears the scars of repeated RPG attacks in Gaza. The web of impact craters etched into the armored glass tells a story of survival and exemplary engineering that gives our warfighters the confidence to operate in hostile zones.

This encounter ended as a testament to the robustness of the armor, with the operator emerging unscathed after several RPG impacts, a rare but invaluable occurrence in the theater of war. The effectiveness of the layered armored glass, designed to absorb and dissipate the energy of such attacks, underscores our commitment to the highest armor standards and innovation in defense technology.

Transparent Armor Protects the Namer Crew

The IDF Namer APC is one of the world’s most protected armored personnel carriers. Based on the Merkava Main Battle Tank chassis, Namer is fitted with a high-level protection system comprised of passive, reactive, and active protection systems and transparent armor, providing a clear panoramic vision for the commander and driver. In the current Iron Swords war in Gaza, the Namer has encountered numerous attacks by anti-tank rockets and missiles, medium caliber sniper rifles, and small arms weapons. Both passive and active armor proved highly capable of withstanding those attacks. The TA vision blocks tell the story of some of those fierce combat engagements. The damage to the windows was enormous, but the armor fulfilled its mission and protected the crew and passengers inside.

David Light Armored Vehicles Withstand Close-Range Encounters

Another testament to OSG TA capabilities was demonstrated by many David light armored vehicles that took the brunt of the 7 October Hamas attacks and ongoing conflict in the West Bank. David’s windshield has suffered multiple hits by AK47 without penetration, enabling the occupants to return fire and fend off the attacks.

These moments validate our relentless pursuit of excellence in armored glass technology—where every saved life is an immeasurable victory.

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How Are Armoring Solutions Helping The Construction Industry?

The latest armoring solutions have found many uses in the non-military sector or civilian sector. Bulletproof glass is better suited for making armored vehicles for soldiers. But it can also be used for improving the safety of private cars, trains, and trams. In this blog, we will discuss the many uses of reinforced glass.

First, you should understand the strength of reinforced glass

This glass can withstand the force exerted by a close-range bullet. A bullet fired from a close range will get stuck in the glass instead of passing through. You can compare a minor stone piece traveling at a high speed in the air. This stone has the same force and impact as a bullet. It can also damage a windshield and even break the windshield into fragments.

When you drive a car at a high speed, the vehicle meets many foreign elements including minor stone and wooden pieces. These pieces hit the car at a great speed that increases their impact. If a small stone hits your windshield at a high speed, it can damage the windshield. But no such things will happen if the windshield is made of reinforced glass. It is also called transparent armor.

Reinforced glass is transparent and hence gives a clear view of the road. Also, it is strong enough to prevent your vehicle from damage by harmful foreign elements. It can even keep you safe from bullets and blasts. If you fear for your life, you can make your car bulletproof by adding additional safety layers and using reinforced glass for the front and back windshield.

Non-military use of bulletproof glass

A bullet resistant window can double as a display for showing notifications and running advertisements. It can even be used for entertainment. In short, the properties and functionality of reinforced glass can be changed according to needs. Such windows will be common in the coming years. You will see smart windows on trains and trams.

Another advantage of reinforced glass is its ability to filter sun rays. It can turn opaque on your command and allow sunlight to enter if you want to. Here it can be said that it can protect you from bullets and direct sunlight. You will remain safe in your car, train, and home. If you are constructing a large building, you can use reinforced glass for the façade. It will improve the beauty of the edifice and keep it safe from prying eyes as well.

GPEC 2018 – February 20-22, 2018

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