Via regular commenter Skrip00 come these images of the Transparent Armored Gun Shields (TAGS), which MO noted in a tank pic a couple of weeks back.
I notice that this pic and two of the following pics do not have the metal shield below the ballistic glass. Simply an earlier model? Is the metal plating an optional add-on?
Also, here’s a quick press release from BAE Systems about the TAGS.
In a lot of ways, Murdoc thinks this sort of thing more accurately reflects the “transformation” of the US military than some of the big-dollar next-generation programs. It’s as things are used in the real world and shortcomings addressed that weapons systems truly reach their zenith.