MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Indiana-based AM General has contracted BAE Systems to deliver its window escape systems for integration into the M1151 Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.
British company BAE was awarded an $89 million contract from AM General to supply its widely deployed Vehicle Emergency Escape windows.
The VEE systems, mandated by the Army's Fragmentation Kit Seven vehicle survivability requirements, will be integrated into AM General's new production of M1151 vehicles. The VEE system is designed to enable a quick escape from a military vehicle if the vehicle rolled over or was involved in other emergency situations.
"For the first time the VEE window will be incorporated into AM General's M1151 HMMWV production line," Mark Signorelli, BAE Systems New Vehicles and Amphibious Systems vice president and general manager, said in a statement.
"This life-saving technology is standard on the HMMWV platform is another step in our commitment to warfighter safety in an unpredictable environment."