Patent Number: 8,869,673

Title: Structural panel with ballistic protection

Abstract: An armor system which integrates ballistic protection into load bearing structure. Each armored panel is manufactured as a sandwich structure having a multiple of layers including a hard ballistic material layer of a Ceramic/CMC hybrid armor material capable of defeating high velocity Armor Piercing projectiles.

Inventors: Townsend; William A. (Newport News, VA), Carstensen; Thomas A. (Shelton, CT), Bird; Connie E. (Rocky Hill, CT), Holowczak; John E. (S. Windsor, CT)

Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

International Classification: F41H 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00