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03 October 2016

AUSA 2016: L-3 WESCAM Launches MX-8

At AUSA 2016, L-3 WESCAM has launched  its  smallest  and  lightest  electro-optical/infrared  (EO/IR)  airborne imaging  system,  the  MX-8. 

The  MX-8  is  designed  for  small  tactical UAVs, light manned Intelligence,  Surveillance, and  Reconnaissance  (ISR)  aircraft,  and  tactical  aerostats  requiring  highperforming  imaging  solutions. 

The  MX-8  is  on  display  and  available  for  demonstration  at  L-3’s exhibit #1725.

The  MX-8  is  a  key  addition  to  WESCAM’s  MX-Series  product  line,  as  it  addresses  the  growing demand  for  a  lightweight,  high-fidelity  imaging  system,”   Michael  T.  Strianese,  L-3’s  Chairman and  Chief  Executive  Officer, said.  “Our  emphasis  on  developing  advanced  technologies  that  address smaller  form  factor  requirements  is  reflected  in  the  versatility  and  precision  of  this  product.  We  are working  every  day  to  align  our  research  and  development  initiatives  with  the  continually  evolving needs of a broad array of global customers.”

The  fully  digital  MX-8  has  an  installed  weight  of  15  pounds,  or  6.8  kilograms,  with  a  clearance  level of  less  than  11  inches,  and  is  capable  of  supporting  up  to  four  sensors  simultaneously.  It  contains all  the  geolocation  capabilities  of  L-3’s  larger  MX-Series  systems  and  is  equipped  with  an advanced image processing suite that produces real-time image enhancement across all sensors.