Defense Land Solutions

For 50 years, American Glass Products has invested in its Research and Development capabilities resulting in the production of the state-of-the-art in ballistic resistant glass.

AGP’s focus on product design and quality has resulted in the development of long term relationships with some of the world’s most famous automotive OEMs.

AGP products have been approved for durability and ballistics by Germany’s Federal Office of Defense Technology & Procurement (BWB).

AGP is capable of producing Transparent Armor for military applications that meets and/or exceeds the requirements of CEN, STANAG, VPAM and NIJ Specifications.

These products include features such as heating systems, compatibility with night vision goggles and ballistic integrity at extreme temperatures conditions.

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LIGHTWEIGHT | THINNER AND LIGHTER COMPOSITIONS

WHY LIGHTWEIGHT

WHY LIGHTWEIGHT

Bullet Resistant Glass is not only among the heaviest components in an armored vehicle but it is also located above its center of gravity. For these two reasons any Kilogram saved in BRG will considerably contribute to better vehicle handling, more functionality, economy and environmental care

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

AGP is permanently researching technologies for reducing Bullet Resistant Glass weight whether they are related to new fragile materials, polymers or production processes.

AGP Lightweight BRG compositions are the result of extensive and permanent research in those areas, the incorporation and validation of new materials and their combination with materials enhancing properties and optimization of lamination cycles.

Funcionality

Funcionality

  • Better fuel efficiency.
  • Lower CO2 emissions.
  • Lower maintenance costs.
  • Green regulatory tendency.
Weight Reduction

Weight Reduction

  • Lighter components required.
  • Longer components life cycle.
  • Less maintenance.
  • Larger payload.
  • Better vehicle value.
Safety

Safety

  • Faster acceleration.
  • Faster deceleration.
  • Better maneuverability.
  • Easier attack evasion, higher safety.

HEATPLEX | INVISIBLE HEATING OPTIONS

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

In winter, when temperature goes down, lower than 0°C is common to see that the ice gets stuck on the vehicle windows. When it's snowing the ice tends to be deposited in the windows, thus an ice layer start to grow until the driver's vision is blocked partially or fully. This situation becomes uncomfortable and risky. In response to his problem, AGP has offers heating systems with Tungsten thread devices imperceptible to the naked eye.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

In order to improve optics, appearance and response speed, AGP developed HEATPLEX®, a completely transparent heating system that defrost the Buller Resistant Glass faster than the previous technology.

HEATPLEX® uses a top of the line optics technology to deposit invisible metallic coatings on glass ans polymers. Thus, it can be divided in two different features: HEATPLEX® Glass and HEATPLEX® Film.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

Better defogging and defrost features than the original glass.
Outstanding transparency, top of the line optics technology.
Better defogging = better maneuverability and safety.

Optics

Optics

  • High transparency (imperceptible to the naked eye)
  • Increased efficiency  on heating systems.
Performance

Performance

  • Better defogging and defrost features than the original glass.
  • Uses state-of-the-art technology coatings, Certified and tested product.
Safety

Safety

  • High Speed defogging and defrost features that allows for better maneuverability of the vehicle and faster reaction.
  • Highly reliable system even in extreme weather conditions.

EDGE PLUS | EXTENDED LIFE SHELL

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

The Steam and several chemicals compounds present in the atmosphere can attack the polymers in the Bullet Resistant Glass, specially the Polycarbonate, affecting the material properties and exposing at risk the glass ballistic and optical resistance. The Bullet Resistant Glass is commonly covered by some polymer.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

AGP EDGE PLUS® is a patented laminated material that seals the edge of the Bullet Resistant Glass, keeping it from steam penetration and chemical agents that attack it, thus enhancing its durability.

EDGE PLUS® is also an elegant finish that strengthens the Bullet Resistant Glass and the vehicle look.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

Outstanding durability and resistance to chemical attacks.
High stability and reliability in maintenance and use.
Premium finish on edges.

Durability

Durability

  • Maximum protection from chemical attacks.
  • Extremely low water absorption, thus, avoiding delaminating.
  • Excelent chemical attack resistance from solvents such: Acetone, Petrol,Toluene, Methanol, among others.
Aesthetics

Aesthetics

  • Premium finish on border.
  • Available in transparent and black
  • Hi-tech material.
Warranty

Warranty

  • High stability and reliability in maintenance and use.
  • Patented laminated material.
  • Extended life to BRG.

AGP PREMIUM | BALLISTIC INTEGRITY AT EXTREME TEMP.

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

Bullet Resistant Glass is a composite multi-laminated material containing different fragile and plastic layers; several of those layers, specially the plastic ones, are composed of materials which mechanical properties may change with temperature. If temperature increase of decrease is moderate, material properties changes may be irrelevant and ballistic resistance is guaranteed; however, if BRG is subject to extremely high or low temperatures, some materials may change their behavior considerably putting in risk the ballistic performance of the product. For these reason AGP has developed a Premium Line of BRG, aimed specifically to ensure ballistic resistance at extreme operating conditions.

BETTER PERFORMANCE

BETTER PERFORMANCE

To keep ballistic performance at high and low temperatures, AGP Premium Line incorporates two groups of materials:

• Heat control materials: these are aimed to minimize temperature variations in the critical layers of the BRG by either reflecting or absorbing energy in the outer layers of the composition.
• Temperature performance materials: this means, by using the appropriate combination of materials that keep their mechanical properties at either high or low temperatures, in the correct positions of the BRG composition.

AGP Premium Line can be applied in the following ballistic levels: CEN BR6, NIJ IV, STANAG 2, CEN BR7, STANAG 3, 30-06AP M2

Sun Advance

Sun Advance

  • Provides complete ballistic protection at high temperatures. Developed specially for applications in warm and desert climates.
  • 0°C | 55°C
High Performance

High Performance

  • Outstanding performance in cold and hot environments. High  technology  BRG  designed  to protect you from the severest threats in a wide range  of  temperatures.
  • -34°C | 55°C
Xtreme Protection

Xtreme Protection

  • BRG covering the most stringent attacks in the harshest climates. The  best choice for applications demanding long time exposures at extreme weather conditions. The most complete ballistic protection in AGP’s Premium portfolio.
  • - 40°C | 60°C

AGP DURA | ENHANCED DURABILITY

WHAT IS AGP DURA

WHAT IS AGP DURA

AGP Dura is a revolutionary new product that with proprietary AGP technology, solves an age old issue with traditional transparent armor and bullet resistant glass design due to direct exposure of polycarbonate.
Traditional bullet resistant glass products are comprised of glass, polymers and with an inner Polycarbonate layer, which acts as the ultimate layer absorbing the last remaining energy of the projectile and as a spall shield to prevent the glass from splintering upon impact and injuring people or equipment that the product is designed to protect.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

AGP DURA is a patented product that has been developed from 50 years of experience in glass lamination. Production utilizes state of the art methods and materials to produce a laminate with an inner layer of glass that sandwiches the PC, while eliminating the spall.

Innovation

Innovation

  • New product with proprietary AGP technology.
  • The latest development of AGP Group, 50 years of reliability with the most demanding customers.
  • World leader for Transparent Armor solutions for curved glass, with a global Market share of  35%.
Performance

Performance

  • AGP DURA provides better optical performance  while not increasing weight or thickness.
  • AGP DURA can be designed to meet extreme temperature requirements.
  • Heating and defrost capabilities can be incorporated into AGP DURA.
  • AGP DURA Can be formulated to meet or exceed various threat levels, including STANAG 3 and B7.
Durability

Durability

  • AGP DURA increases the durability and life span of the bullet resistant glass by protecting the PC.
  • In most cases, product warranty can be extended beyond the typical industry standard for delamination.
  • Significant reduction in the frequency of replacements in the field due to non-ballistic incidents.

FRAMES, GUNPORTS & COMPONENTS INTEGRATION

DEFENSE COMPONENTS

DEFENSE COMPONENTS

GUNPORTS

GUNPORTS

FRAMES

FRAMES

SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIAL NEEDS

Frames

Frames

  • Easier and faster to install. Suitable to be installed by soldiers in the field.
  • Parts are modular, suitable to be assembled without welding or permanently adhering.
  • The installation process does not require any modification to the vehicle (drilling, cutting, etc.).
  • Kit parts are interchangeable with several models.
  • The assemblies withstand frequent manipulation during the installation-removal-storage processes
Gunports

Gunports

  • Easier and faster to install. Suitable to be installed by soldiers in the field.
  • Parts are modular, suitable to be assembled without welding or permanently adhering.
  • The installation process does not require any modification to the vehicle (drilling, cutting, etc.).
  • Kit parts are interchangeable with several models.
  • The assemblies withstand frequent manipulation during the installation-removal-storage processes
Components

Components

  • Easier and faster to install. Suitable to be installed by soldiers in the field.
  • Parts are modular, suitable to be assembled without welding or permanently adhering.
  • The installation process does not require any modification to the vehicle (drilling, cutting, etc.).
  • Kit parts are interchangeable with several models.
  • The assemblies withstand frequent manipulation during the installation-removal-storage processes

LIGHTWEIGHT | THINNER AND LIGHTER COMPOSITIONS

WHY LIGHTWEIGHT

WHY LIGHTWEIGHT

Bullet Resistant Glass is not only among the heaviest components in an armored vehicle but it is also located above its center of gravity. For these two reasons any Kilogram saved in BRG will considerably contribute to better vehicle handling, more functionality, economy and environmental care

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

AGP is permanently researching technologies for reducing Bullet Resistant Glass weight whether they are related to new fragile materials, polymers or production processes.

AGP Lightweight BRG compositions are the result of extensive and permanent research in those areas, the incorporation and validation of new materials and their combination with materials enhancing properties and optimization of lamination cycles.

Funcionality

Funcionality

  • Better fuel efficiency.
  • Lower CO2 emissions.
  • Lower maintenance costs.
  • Green regulatory tendency.
Weight Reduction

Weight Reduction

  • Lighter components required.
  • Longer components life cycle.
  • Less maintenance.
  • Larger payload.
  • Better vehicle value.
Safety

Safety

  • Faster acceleration.
  • Faster deceleration.
  • Better maneuverability.
  • Easier attack evasion, higher safety.

HEATPLEX | INVISIBLE HEATING OPTIONS

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

In winter, when temperature goes down, lower than 0°C is common to see that the ice gets stuck on the vehicle windows. When it's snowing the ice tends to be deposited in the windows, thus an ice layer start to grow until the driver's vision is blocked partially or fully. This situation becomes uncomfortable and risky. In response to his problem, AGP has offers heating systems with Tungsten thread devices imperceptible to the naked eye.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

In order to improve optics, appearance and response speed, AGP developed HEATPLEX®, a completely transparent heating system that defrost the Buller Resistant Glass faster than the previous technology.

HEATPLEX® uses a top of the line optics technology to deposit invisible metallic coatings on glass ans polymers. Thus, it can be divided in two different features: HEATPLEX® Glass and HEATPLEX® Film.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

Better defogging and defrost features than the original glass.
Outstanding transparency, top of the line optics technology.
Better defogging = better maneuverability and safety.

Optics

Optics

  • High transparency (imperceptible to the naked eye)
  • Increased efficiency  on heating systems.
Performance

Performance

  • Better defogging and defrost features than the original glass.
  • Uses state-of-the-art technology coatings, Certified and tested product.
Safety

Safety

  • High Speed defogging and defrost features that allows for better maneuverability of the vehicle and faster reaction.
  • Highly reliable system even in extreme weather conditions.

EDGE PLUS | EXTENDED LIFE SHELL

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

The Steam and several chemicals compounds present in the atmosphere can attack the polymers in the Bullet Resistant Glass, specially the Polycarbonate, affecting the material properties and exposing at risk the glass ballistic and optical resistance. The Bullet Resistant Glass is commonly covered by some polymer.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

AGP EDGE PLUS® is a patented laminated material that seals the edge of the Bullet Resistant Glass, keeping it from steam penetration and chemical agents that attack it, thus enhancing its durability.

EDGE PLUS® is also an elegant finish that strengthens the Bullet Resistant Glass and the vehicle look.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

Outstanding durability and resistance to chemical attacks.
High stability and reliability in maintenance and use.
Premium finish on edges.

Durability

Durability

  • Maximum protection from chemical attacks.
  • Extremely low water absorption, thus, avoiding delaminating.
  • Excelent chemical attack resistance from solvents such: Acetone, Petrol,Toluene, Methanol, among others.
Aesthetics

Aesthetics

  • Premium finish on border.
  • Available in transparent and black
  • Hi-tech material.
Warranty

Warranty

  • High stability and reliability in maintenance and use.
  • Patented laminated material.
  • Extended life to BRG.

AGP PREMIUM | BALLISTIC INTEGRITY AT EXTREME TEMP.

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

Bullet Resistant Glass is a composite multi-laminated material containing different fragile and plastic layers; several of those layers, specially the plastic ones, are composed of materials which mechanical properties may change with temperature. If temperature increase of decrease is moderate, material properties changes may be irrelevant and ballistic resistance is guaranteed; however, if BRG is subject to extremely high or low temperatures, some materials may change their behavior considerably putting in risk the ballistic performance of the product. For these reason AGP has developed a Premium Line of BRG, aimed specifically to ensure ballistic resistance at extreme operating conditions.

BETTER PERFORMANCE

BETTER PERFORMANCE

To keep ballistic performance at high and low temperatures, AGP Premium Line incorporates two groups of materials:

• Heat control materials: these are aimed to minimize temperature variations in the critical layers of the BRG by either reflecting or absorbing energy in the outer layers of the composition.
• Temperature performance materials: this means, by using the appropriate combination of materials that keep their mechanical properties at either high or low temperatures, in the correct positions of the BRG composition.

AGP Premium Line can be applied in the following ballistic levels: CEN BR6, NIJ IV, STANAG 2, CEN BR7, STANAG 3, 30-06AP M2

Sun Advance

Sun Advance

  • Provides complete ballistic protection at high temperatures. Developed specially for applications in warm and desert climates.
  • 0°C | 55°C
High Performance

High Performance

  • Outstanding performance in cold and hot environments. High  technology  BRG  designed  to protect you from the severest threats in a wide range  of  temperatures.
  • -34°C | 55°C
Xtreme Protection

Xtreme Protection

  • BRG covering the most stringent attacks in the harshest climates. The  best choice for applications demanding long time exposures at extreme weather conditions. The most complete ballistic protection in AGP’s Premium portfolio.
  • - 40°C | 60°C

AGP DURA | ENHANCED DURABILITY

WHAT IS AGP DURA

WHAT IS AGP DURA

AGP Dura is a revolutionary new product that with proprietary AGP technology, solves an age old issue with traditional transparent armor and bullet resistant glass design due to direct exposure of polycarbonate.
Traditional bullet resistant glass products are comprised of glass, polymers and with an inner Polycarbonate layer, which acts as the ultimate layer absorbing the last remaining energy of the projectile and as a spall shield to prevent the glass from splintering upon impact and injuring people or equipment that the product is designed to protect.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

AGP DURA is a patented product that has been developed from 50 years of experience in glass lamination. Production utilizes state of the art methods and materials to produce a laminate with an inner layer of glass that sandwiches the PC, while eliminating the spall.

Innovation

Innovation

  • New product with proprietary AGP technology.
  • The latest development of AGP Group, 50 years of reliability with the most demanding customers.
  • World leader for Transparent Armor solutions for curved glass, with a global Market share of  35%.
Performance

Performance

  • AGP DURA provides better optical performance  while not increasing weight or thickness.
  • AGP DURA can be designed to meet extreme temperature requirements.
  • Heating and defrost capabilities can be incorporated into AGP DURA.
  • AGP DURA Can be formulated to meet or exceed various threat levels, including STANAG 3 and B7.
Durability

Durability

  • AGP DURA increases the durability and life span of the bullet resistant glass by protecting the PC.
  • In most cases, product warranty can be extended beyond the typical industry standard for delamination.
  • Significant reduction in the frequency of replacements in the field due to non-ballistic incidents.

FRAMES, GUNPORTS & COMPONENTS INTEGRATION

DEFENSE COMPONENTS

DEFENSE COMPONENTS

GUNPORTS

GUNPORTS

FRAMES

FRAMES

SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIAL NEEDS

Frames

Frames

  • Easier and faster to install. Suitable to be installed by soldiers in the field.
  • Parts are modular, suitable to be assembled without welding or permanently adhering.
  • The installation process does not require any modification to the vehicle (drilling, cutting, etc.).
  • Kit parts are interchangeable with several models.
  • The assemblies withstand frequent manipulation during the installation-removal-storage processes
Gunports

Gunports

  • Easier and faster to install. Suitable to be installed by soldiers in the field.
  • Parts are modular, suitable to be assembled without welding or permanently adhering.
  • The installation process does not require any modification to the vehicle (drilling, cutting, etc.).
  • Kit parts are interchangeable with several models.
  • The assemblies withstand frequent manipulation during the installation-removal-storage processes
Components

Components

  • Easier and faster to install. Suitable to be installed by soldiers in the field.
  • Parts are modular, suitable to be assembled without welding or permanently adhering.
  • The installation process does not require any modification to the vehicle (drilling, cutting, etc.).
  • Kit parts are interchangeable with several models.
  • The assemblies withstand frequent manipulation during the installation-removal-storage processes