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Dlubak Corp. has developed a new glass turret, "transparent armor" it hopes will one day save lives. Made of multiple layers of glass and polycarbonate, the turret is 22 inches in height and forms a 270-degree protective curve around the gunner without blocking his or her vision.
Company officials say the turret can withstand successive firings of .243 or .762 rounds in the same spot, and that its curvature helps to deflect blasts of shrapnel from improvised explosive devices. The turret is designed to be removed and replaced in the field in 12 minutes.
Company officials said they did not have a cost estimate for the turrets.