YOUNGSVILLE,The recurring threat of explosive devices being placed on vehicles in Iraq has produced a big order for preventative devices from Law Enforcement Associates.

The Youngsville-based firm said Monday that the Pentagon has ordered some $423,000 worth of its under vehicle inspection systems, which provide high-contrast, real-time video.

The military has now bought more than 600 of the systems and has deployed more than 150 in the Persian Gulf region, according to LEA.

“We developed the UVI with the U.S. Military to help them achieve fast, detailed and reliable inspections of vehicles at military checkpoints and secure facilities around the globe,” said Paul Feldman, president of LEA. “We take our role in protecting U.S. assets and preventing terrorism at home and abroad seriously. Our readiness enables LEA to meet and deliver urgent orders like this UVI shipment to Iraq in under 30 days.”