BAE Systems to provide emergency escape window kits

  • 17-Mar-2009 05:10 EDT
BAE Systems received a $45 million contract to provide 5685 Vehicle Emergency Escape (VEE) Window kits from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). The kits enhance the safety and performance of the up-armored M1151 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). The patent-pending VEE Window technology enables soldiers to quickly exit the vehicle in the event of an emergency, such as a rollover or accident, by releasing and pushing out the front window. Work on the VEE Window order will be performed at BAE Systems and industrial partner facilities in Minneapolis and Butler, PA. BAE Systems also recently received its first contract from the U.S. Army to supply Tensylon composite armor panels for Heavy Equipment Transporter vehicles. This $2.6 million contract is a direct result of BAE Systems’ Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Army Research Labs, initiated in 2007.
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