In combat zones like Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers are placed in many hazardous conditions. Even driving down the road is filled with danger as insurgents place roadside bomb. An article from "National Defense Magazine" discusses the steps the US military has taken to protect the troops.
The article says the application of armor on the underside of military vehicles has saved many lives. This armor is a glass ceramic composite used on a v hull shape. This application has proven effective in deflecting explosive forces away. The glass ceramic composite called Resistan can withstand the high temperatures and is highly resistant to corrosive damage.