L-3 Communications announced today that its WESCAM division has received multiple orders from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) for its MX-15D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designator systems for an international military customer.
L-3’s equipment will support medium-altitude covert intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions carried out by GA-ASI’s PREDATOR XP remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) system.
L-3’s imaging systems range in size from 8-25in in diameter and provide highresolution, stabilised full-motion intelligence in support of low-level tactical to high-altitude, ultra long-range persistent missions.
L-3’s MX-8, MX-10 and MX-25 surveillance systems are on display and available for demonstration next to the L-3 Chalet – A15.
Deliveries to GA-ASI in California began earlier this year. Once fielded, the systems will be maintained by one of L-3 WESCAM’s 14 authorised service centres.
“Our MX line represents state-of-the-art technology for military and security projects, and we are focused on expanding this business area. L-3 has the global reach and technical know-how to respond quickly with innovative solutions that meet specific customer requirements,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment.
“We take great pride in providing GA-ASI and its customers with an EO/IR system designed with a suite of high-sensitivity, proven technologies,” added Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM. “Configured with high-definition IR and precise laser designation capabilities, these systems are fully equipped with the essential tools required to meet dynamic mission requirements.”