L-3 WESCAM Launches a Simulator for Industry-Leading MX™-Series Electro-Optical and Infrared Imaging Turrets

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L-3 WESCAM announced the launch of its MX™-Sim, a training product that simulates the complete operations of WESCAM’s MX™-Series of electro-optical and infrared imaging turrets. The simulator was on display at the Farnborough International Airshow in the L-3 Pavilion, OE-14, July 9–13, 2012.

The MX-Sim

“The MX-Sim will empower users with the knowledge and confidence needed to operate their MX turret to its full potential,” said Rod Till, vice president of customer service for L-3 WESCAM. “Operators will now be able to simulate their exact turret configuration, significantly reducing the expensive flying time required to train personnel.”

L-3’s MX-Sim, developed with INSYEN AG based in Germany, has been designed to match a customer’s MX-Series configuration with simulated scenarios for a variety of applications. The simulator connects to multiple L-3 WESCAM standard control systems, including hand grips, joysticks and mission grips. Pre-planned scenarios, including improvised explosive device (IED) surveillance, search and rescue, and counter-terrorism missions have been created to better replicate expensive in-flight training experiences. Weather conditions and environmental lighting can also be altered to simulate mission-specific operations.

The MX-Sim has been developed using Virtual Battle Space 2 (VBS2), a highly regarded military simulator accepted and used by NATO militaries worldwide. The design of the simulator enables plug-and-play expansion capability. Adding another simulator and/or operator to experience the mission scenario requires a simple connectivity cable. In addition, the MX-Sim is housed in a ruggedized Pelican™ case to provide worldwide portability.

The MX-Sim is the most recent addition to L-3 WESCAM’s array of product support and service offerings. In November 2011, WESCAM launched an eLearning training solution for operators and maintainers of various MX-Series EO/IR imaging and targeting turrets.

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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