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Sarnoff contracted for Army demonstration

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Sarnoff Corp. to demonstrate its threat detection and situational awareness camera technologies.

New Jersey-based Sarnoff was awarded the contract from the Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory. As part of the deal, Sarnoff will demonstrate its Computer-Vision Assisted Combat Capability, or CVAC2, modular camera array prototype.

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The CVAC2 is designed to offer military vehicles 360 degrees of monitoring for advanced situational awareness in combat zones. Officials say the CVAC2, integrated with 29 sensors, offers troops an interactive real-time display technology.

"Current command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance camera solutions typically rely on a single sensor and lack mobility, making them a poor choice to support dynamic combat operations," Don Newsome, Sarnoff president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"The system's fast, flexible and effective vision-based capabilities mean the U.S. Marines can rely on CVAC2 for successful military operations on urbanized terrain."

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