BAE supplying more MRAP camera system

Dec. 16, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- More U.S. Army's legacy MRAP vehicles are being outfitted with BAE's Check-6 Visibility Systems.

The company said 5,286 Check-6 taillight camera systems are covered under the order.

BAE Systems' Check-6 product gives occupants of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles night, day and all-weather visibility, enabling combat crews to "see" outside the vehicle while remaining within its protective armor.

This most recent portion of the contract -- worth $32.9 million -- is an addition to a previous order for 3,999 systems. With this most recent order, BAE Systems will deliver 9,285 Check-6 systems in total to the Army.

"BAE Systems' motto is, 'We Protect Those Who Protect Us' and that is exactly what this product does," said Lila Hillin, Check-6 program manager. "This amazing product provides our soldiers with the external awareness they need while staying safe within the armored vehicle."

The system, fielded on the M1 Abrams, Stryker and the MRAP all-terrain vehicles, fits into taillight housings common to more than 200,000 military vehicles. Almost 30,000 Check-6 sensors have been ordered and more than 20,000 have been delivered for installation on U.S. military vehicles.

The Check-6 product requires no modifications to the vehicle structure and features long-wave infrared sensors molded into the housings of the vehicle's tail lamps, the company said.

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