BAE to Provide Army Thermal Imagers, Vehicle Seats

BAE Systems has won nearly $23 million in Army delivery orders to provide thermal imagers and survivability seats for fighting vehicles.

The company said it will deliver $13 million worth of its TIM 1500 thermal imaging technology.

The imagers are used for target acquisition, long-range surveillance and situational awareness.

The imagers are also designed to be mounted on vehicles or medium-caliber weapons.

BAE has provided the imagers to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq for nearly 10 years.

The company has provided the Army with more than 13,000 of the imagers.

BAE received a $10.8 million delivery order to provide the Army survivability seats through SSI Technology Inc.

The Survivor Post Mount 1000 and Survivor Modular Troop 3000 seats are used for Bradley fighting vehicles and use energy-absorbing technology.

Frank Crispino, BAE’s director of vehicle protection programs, said the technology is for reducing spinal injuries resulting from a shock or a blast.

Since 2009, BAE has provided more than 1,900 Bradley seats since 2009.

BAE will produce the seats in Phoenix and will begin delivery in June 2013.

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