Combat vehicle vision system with infrared, TV, and laser rangefinder sensors to be built by DRS
CYPRESS, Calif., 9 March 2011. Military electro-optics experts at the DRS Technologies Inc. Sensors & Target Systems unit in Cypress, Calif., will build as many as 106 integrated vision systems for the U.S. Army Assault Breacher Vehicle under terms of a $32.5 million contract from U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) in Warren, Mich.
The vehicle has a plow that is 15 feet long, supported by metal skis that glide on the dirt. The vehicle carries about 7,000 pounds of explosives, including M58 rockets with C-4 explosives designed to detonate hidden explosives as far ahead of the vehicle as 150 yards to let soldiers troops and vehicles pass by safely.
DRS will build the electro-optical systems in Cypress, Calif., and should be finished by December. The company has built 76 integrated vision systems for the Army and Marine corps in a separate contract.
For more information contact DRS Sensors & Target Systems online at www.drs-sts.com.