Infrared sensor for armored vehicle night vision is aim of BAE contract

Leaders of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps needed electro-optical infrared sensor technology for armored vehicle night-vision and other enhanced vision combat vehicle applications.

Leaders of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps needed electro-optical infrared sensor technology for armored vehicle night-vision and other enhanced vision combat vehicle applications. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronics & Integrated Solutions (E&IS) Group in Austin, Texas.

BAE Systems will produce a system of infrared sensors and related vetronics that provide 24-hour, all-weather visibility to operators of U.S. Army and Marine Corps armored vehicles. The company has secured an order of $10.7 million to deliver 338 Driver’s Vision Enhancer Family of Systems, or DVE-FOS.

DVE-FOS is a suite of infrared sensors, rugged displays, vehicle integration kits, and other equipment for tactical vehicle use that will provide all-weather, daylight vision and military night-vision capability to operators of combat and logistics vehicles. The family of systems includes four variants compatible with 17 configurations of Army and Marine Corps vehicles, covering most wheeled and combat platforms in the U.S. inventory.

The award from the U.S. Army Communi-cations-Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Center is part of a contract with a maximum value of $1.94 billion over five years. BAE Systems was one of two contractors selected for the contract.

For more information, visit BAE E&IS online at www.baesystems.com.

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