BAE Systems to equip military all-terrain vehicles with thermal cameras

AUSTIN, Texas, 29 March 2010. BAE Systems will provide Oshkosh Corp. with thermal cameras for 2,399 mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) under a $45 million multi-year contract. The thermal cameras enable crews to view surroundings while remaining within the vehicle's protective armor.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

AUSTIN, Texas, 29 March 2010. BAE Systems will provide Oshkosh Corp. with thermal cameras for 2,399 mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) under a $45 million multi-year contract. The thermal cameras enable crews to view surroundings while remaining within the vehicle's protective armor.

"The ability to see outside the vehicle provides an important increase in situational awareness and safety for the occupants of vehicles, who frequently travel in very dangerous territory," says Jamie Adair, program manager for BAE Systems in Austin, Texas. "These cameras improve safety and mission effectiveness, and above all, can save lives."

The BAE Systems Check-6 system features infrared camera systems installed inside the vehicles' taillight housings. The system provides visibility in daylight, darkness, and adverse weather.

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