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BAE To Equip US Army Stryker, Abrams Vehicles With Thermal Cameras

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Austin TX (SPX) Feb 27, 2009
BAE Systems will equip U.S. Army Stryker combat vehicles and M-1 Abrams tanks with thermal cameras so combat crews can "see" outside the vehicles while remaining inside.

The company received a $45 million contract from General Dynamics to produce the camera systems.

The BAE Systems Check-6(tm) system, derived from the company's work in thermal weapon sights, features an infrared camera installed inside the vehicles' taillight housings.

The system provides day, night, and all-weather visibility.

"Without the Check-6 system, the driver and crew cannot see what's behind them without leaving the protective cover of the vehicle," said Manette Fisher, program manager for BAE Systems in Austin, Texas.

"Check-6 is a low-cost solution that gives soldiers much-needed rearward situational awareness while reducing their exposure to deadly threats. Reliable visibility also increases vehicle safety and can save lives."

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