BAE Systems has unveiled its 360 Multifunction Vehicle Protection (MVP) Sensor.
The sensor forms part of the company’s integrated vehicle protection system (VPS) suite, which provides improved visibility, situational awareness, threat warning, and countermeasures to protect armoured vehicles and crews.
The firm say that their 360 MVP Sensor combines four high-definition, extended-view multifunction cameras that serve as the eyes of the VPS, providing crews with sharp images of the battlespace around them and quickly detecting and tracking threats – from ground troops and small arms fire to aerial systems, improvised explosive devices, and missiles.
The sensors are designed to provide 360-degree visibility and threat warning capabilities during the day, at night, in adverse weather, and in conditions including fog, dust, and smoke.
“Our approach is different. We’re using mature, integrated components to provide a modular and affordable system for protecting armored vehicles that’s tailorable to the platform, mission, and budget,” said Ryan Edwards, BAE Systems’ business development manager for Soldier and Vehicle Electronics.
“Our vehicle protection system lets crews see first and act first, helping them complete their missions.”