Advanced silicon carbide (SiC) materials pioneered by Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories has been instrumental in protecting military, law enforcement and security professionals for over 50 years.
The company continues to develop and produce industry-leading protective materials today, supplying ceramic armor to governments and agencies for military and law enforcement personnel across four different continents.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ silicon carbide and boron carbide ceramic tile armor assemblies protect land vehicles, fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.
Saint-Gobain’s silicon carbide and boron carbide ceramic tile armor assemblies protect land vehicles, fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Saint-Gobain designs and co-develops armor panel components for military, law enforcement and civilian applications. All AC-130U gunships incorporate Hexoloy® SA sintered silicon carbide tiles. Saint-Gobain offers unparalleled design flexibility with the most innovative and consistent ceramics in the world for composite armor systems. High-performance, lightweight ceramic materials from Saint-Gobain are designed to protect against current and emerging lethal ballistic threats.
The panels are custom designed from a variety of shapes including hexagons, squares and rectangles. Saint-Gobain’s extensive material portfolio and forming capabilities ensure a solution for any armor need, including unique machined tiles that accommodate complex shapes, holes and angles.
Features and Benefits
- Finished ceramic components for armor solutions
- Pressed near net shape components
- High volume pressed net shape components
- Complex, highly machined parts
Armor Protective Ceramic Materials - Brochure
Saint-Gobain provided the very first ceramic body armor protection to warfighters in the Vietnam conflict, and the company continues to develop and produce