Saint-Gobain’s silicon 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.
Finished ceramic components for armor solutions
Unfinished machined blanks
Pressed near net shape components
High volume pressed net shape components
Complex, highly machined parts