BAE Systems' Check-6 product gives MRAP occupants day, night, 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, currently fielded on the M1 Abrams, Stryker, and the MRAP all-terrain vehicle, 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 already been delivered for installation onto 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.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology and solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion ($36.2 billion).