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SCHOTT North America and DDH Form Joint Venture (posted 4/1/08)

SCHOTT North America and Dynamic Defense Holdings LLC (DDH) have formed a joint venture company that will produce glass-ceramic armor materials and systems.

SCHOTT North America and Dynamic Defense Holdings LLC (DDH) have formed DiamondView™ Armor Products LLC (DAP), a joint venture company that will produce glass-ceramic armor materials and systems. DDH will be the 51% majority shareholder of the new company. SCHOTT will supply its high-quality glass-ceramic products to the joint venture, while DDH will use its proprietary lamination and design technology to produce cutting-edge armor systems for the defense and security industries. The products produced by the joint venture will provide transparent and opaque armor systems for personal, vehicular, architectural and other applications.

“We are humbled and excited by the opportunity we have to improve vehicle survivability with DiamondView products,” said John Carberry, chief executive officer of DDH. “These products offer the armed forces dramatically improved night vision visibility, superior multi-hit capacity with reduced weight, and lower life cycle cost, and will provide our soldiers with a less dangerous way to accomplish their important missions.”

Glass-ceramic armor produced by the joint venture offers several unique benefits, including a significant reduction in weight for transparent vehicular armor as compared to the standard windows used today. In addition, the product offers UV filtering and a resistance to thermal cycling and will be produced by the joint venture as a “ready-to-install” system for each unique vehicle type.

“DiamondView is positioned to become a market leader in armor systems. We are proud to be able to play a part in creating products that will make it safer for our armed forces to operate,” said Scott Custer, executive vice president, SCHOTT Defense.

Visit www.us.schott.com for additional information.


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