VEE Window™ Benefits
The VEE Window™ offers a number of unique benefits to U.S. troops.
Increased safety and survivability
The VEE Window™ is a practical combat vehicle enhancement that can increase safety and survivability for passengers in up-armored combat vehicles. The VEE Window™ can be easily removed to provide passengers another way to rapidly exit the vehicle in the event of an emergency or entrapment situation.
The BAE Systems-Ibis Tek team can rapidly ramp up to production capability and meet all manufacturing requirements in a timely manner. Ibis Tek, a small, veteran-owned business has exclusive VEE Window™ manufacturing rights.
Very few moving parts allow for a robust design with minimal maintenance. Simple design can be quickly installed in the field by trained maintenance teams.
Easy to use and install
The simplicity of the VEE Window™ design enables one passenger to remove the window in less than five seconds and requires no training to operate. The VEE Window™ has a minimal impact to the host vehicle. The VEE Window™ is coupled with an armor modification kit and window fastener hardware that can be quickly installed in theater.
The kit for a VEE Window™ consists of modified transparent armor assemblies with integral, fail-safe latch mechanisms. The kit provides the same level of ballistic protection as the current vehicle configuration but with the added latch feature allowing passengers to rapidly escape during an emergency. The rotary latch mechanism has integral safety interlocks, is easy to operate and the process for releasing the window takes less than five seconds. In the event of a vehicle emergency, a crew member simply pulls out the locking pins, turns the latches and pushes the window out allowing the crew to quickly evacuate the vehicle.