IAG has the capability to produce independently certified ballistic glass in-house, allowing the armor design to be fully vertically integrated and optimized for the highest level of protection. Ballistic glass panels from third party glass manufacturers are typically made from a standard set of molds based on the size and curvature of the OEM glass. While this helps maintain a low profile look, the armor design may become compromised, as the vehicle’s steel design must be built around the ballistic glass, limiting flexibility.
The ability to produce fully certified ballistic glass in-house allows IAG to reduce the typical 6-8 week lead time for ballistic glass from third party manufacturers and deliver armored vehicles a lot quicker. Additionally, any fitment issues are eliminated by having IAG design and produce both the transparent, as well as, the opaque armor for each vehicle ensuring perfect balance between discrete appearance and optimal protection.
In the event replacement ballistic glass is required for any of our armored vehicles in service, IAG can deliver new ballistic glass more quickly than other armored vehicle manufacturers relying on third party glass manufacturers. With typical production times of 3-4 days per set, IAG guarantees the fastest delivery times.
IAG has established long-term relationships with other leading ballistic glass suppliers and is able to utilize transparent armor from other manufacturers in the vehicle design, as per clients’ specifications.
In keeping with the IAG philosophy of Total Quality Management, we only utilize pre-certified ballistic grade steel for every armored vehicle manufactured. The pre-certified ballistic grade steel is tested by a third party, independent of the manufacturer, to the protection levels as required by IAG using the standards set out in the Ballistics Standards section.
All pre-certified ballistic grade steel used by IAG is labeled with heat numbers, making each piece of steel traceable back to the manufacturer. Using such steel means the manufacturer is fully confident in the craftsmanship and quality of the steel. IAG is among the few armored vehicle manufacturers to exclusively use only pre-certified ballistic steel with heat numbers.