About VEE Window™
The U.S. Army-tested and approved VEE Window™ from BAE Systems is a low-cost, life-saving enhancement for up-armored combat vehicles. The VEE Window™ is easy to use and adaptable to virtually any tactical up-armored combat vehicle.
Rollovers and accidents are a significant threat to U.S. troops operating in dangerous combat situations. BAE Systems developed the VEE Window™ to increase the survivability of the Warfighter in Iraq and Afghanistan in the event they encounter vehicle entrapment situations. The innovative system allows crews of an up-armored vehicle to remove the ballistic window in less than five seconds and quickly (less than one minute) exit the vehicle during an emergency, such as a rollover, accident or fire.
VEE Windows meet the host vehicle ballistic properties and are easily installed by unit maintenance personnel in theater. VEE Windows are applicable for many tactical and armored vehicles, including M1151/1152 HMMWVs, the Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), the U.S. Marine Corps’ Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle programs.
Prototypes of the patent pending VEE Window™ are currently being developed for the following vehicles:
- BAE Systems’ MRAPs (Caiman, RG33, etc.)
- BAE Systems’ JLTV
- Navistar’s MRAP (MaxxPro)
- Force Protection’s MRAP (Cougar/Wolfhound)
- U.S. Marine Corps MTVR and LVSR
As of October 2010, the total Army orders for VEE Windows were more than 40,000, with more than 32,000 windows already delivered for the up-armored M1114 and M1151 HMMWVs.