U.S. Army soldiers in Stryker combat vehicles and M-1 Abrams tanks will benefit from enhanced vision, including night-vision capability, without leaving the protection of their vehicles, with the installation of Check-6 all-weather vision units from BAE Systems
BAE Check-6 vision system
BAE received a $45 million contract from General Dynamics to produce the camera systems.
The Check-6 system features an infrared camera installed inside a vehicle's taillight housing.
“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.”
Integrated in the existing vehicle taillight with no drilling or welding, the Check-6 system can easily be installed on more than 300,000 current and planned U.S. Army vehicles.
Deliveries are set to begin in April. BAE Systems expects to deliver more than 12,000 Check-6 systems over the next decade.
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