L-3 to supply EO/IR designating systems under a U.S. Foreign Military Sales contract
New York, NY-based L-3 Communications announced on August 30 that its Integrated Sensor Systems (ISS) sector within its Electronic Systems segment has been selected under a U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide eight WESCAM MX™-10D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designating turrets to a Middle Eastern nation’s Ministry of Defense.
L‐3’s MX‐10Ds will be used by the customer in support of counterterrorism operations from its newly acquired UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Turret deliveries to Sikorsky, the integrator for the program, began in June 2016 and will continue through February 2017.
“This is a key win in an important and emerging international market,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment. “L-3 WESCAM has a well-established record of providing innovative technologies that give our customers the distinct advantage needed for their security operations.”
“We are proud to provide our end user with a powerful and affordable designating solution that will work in conjunction with legacy systems to deliver a unique and essential integrated EO/IR system,” added Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM, a unit of L-3’s ISS sector.
L-3’s imaging systems range in size from 8 inches to 25 inches in diameter and provide high-resolution, stabilized full-motion intelligence in support of low-level tactical to high-altitude, ultra long-range persistent missions.
With fully active four-axis MX™-Series stabilization, the MX-10Ds are configured with a series of high-sensitivity, multi-spectral sensors that enable precision engagement from tactical ranges during daylight, low-light and nighttime missions. The sensors include a four field-of-view thermal imager, a high-definition daylight continuous zoom TV and a low-light continuous zoom TV, as well as advanced laser designator, rangefinder and illuminator technologies.