L-3 WESCAM Launches the MX™-10D EO/IR Imaging and Designating Turret

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L-3 WESCAM announced the product launch of its MX™-10D electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and designating turret. The MX-10D will operate as a medium- to low-altitude tactical surveillance and target designating system for both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms, as well as tactical UAVs. The system will be on display at the Farnborough International Airshow in the L-3 Pavilion, OE-14, July 9–13, 2012.

Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Imaging and Designating Turret

MX10D Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Imaging and Designating Turret “The MX-10D is ideal for mission profiles that require designation capability, where size, weight and power are limiting factors,” said Paul Jennison, L-3 WESCAM vice president of government sales and business development. “The accuracy of the MX-10D’s designator and its overall range performance create a highly reliable solution for forces working with smaller tactical airborne platforms in need of targeting.”

In early June 2012, the MX-10D underwent flight testing at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground. Testing was conducted from an armed MD500E helicopter and a C208 Cessna fixed-wing aircraft. During the event, both aircraft and mission profiles yielded exceptional performance in all modes of flight throughout the HELLFIRE operational envelope.

The MX-10D builds on the field-proven success of the MX-10 EO/IR imaging system. Like its predecessor, the MX-10D can be configured with up to six payloads, including the laser target designator. The system’s consistent targeting accuracy is achieved via an internal isolator that minimizes vibration-induced boresight shifts. The system’s stabilization minimizes spot jitter, resulting in precise designation and consistent target location accuracy. Reliable GEO-referenced targeting is achieved with a GPS and an IMU embedded on the optical bench.

In addition, the MX-10D incorporates advanced image processing on all sensors to improve haze penetration, enhancing target identification and situational awareness via image fusion. This improves mission effectiveness while reducing operator workload.

L-3 WESCAM is a world leader in the design and manufacture of stabilized, multi-spectral airborne imaging systems.
To learn more about L-3 WESCAM, please visit the company’s website at www.wescam.com.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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