U.S. Army has awarded $10.7 million contract to BAE Systems for all-weather vision equipments
12:00 AM, September 10, 2009
BAE Systems will produce a system of infrared sensors that provides 24-hour all-weather visibility to operators of U.S. Army and Marine Corps ground vehicles. The company received an initial order of $10.7 million to deliver 338 Driver’s Vision Enhancer Family of Systems, or DVE-FOS. The award from the Army Communications Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Center is part of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum value of $1.94 billion and a 5-year period of performance. BAE Systems was one of two contractors selected for the contract. “BAE Systems was selected from a very competitive field of highly capable contractors to provide this important capability,” said Kent Jacobson, director of vehicle solutions for BAE Systems in Austin, Texas. “DVE-FOS will improve mission effectiveness, survivability, and operational safety of military vehicles in all environments”. DVE-FOS is a comprehensive suite of infrared sensors, displays, vehicle integration kits, and other equipment that will provide all-weather, day-or-night visibility to operators of combat and logistics vehicles. The family of systems includes four variants that are compatible with 17 configurations of Army and Marine Corps vehicles, covering most wheeled and combat platforms in the U.S. inventory. This award extends BAE Systems’ role as the U.S. forces’ partner of choice in infrared sensors. DVE-FOS joins more than 40,000 thermal weapon sights already in the hands of soldiers and Marines.