L-3 WESCAM

WESCAM’s MX™-Series of multi-sensor and multi-spectral imaging and targeting systems operate with outstanding stabilization and world leading range-performance. The MX-Series provides clear sighting capabilities across the visible and infrared spectrum. WESCAM’s imaging and targeting solutions are designed for all operational requirements - ranging in size from 10 to 25 inches in diameter to provide clean, stabilized full-motion Intel in support of:

  • Low-altitude tactical surveillance & targeting missions
  • Medium-altitude covert intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting missions
  • High-altitude, ultra long-range persistent surveillance and targeting missions

WESCAM serves all segments of the airborne imaging market with turrets operating from fixed-wing, rotor-wing, UAV and aerostat platforms.  WESCAM’s MX™-Series incorporates over 40 years of design and stabilization experience into each system. Recent developments and adaptations in WESCAM’s technology over the years have enabled exceptional imaging capabilities and operational performance in systems for the marine market.

More than 2500 WESCAM turrets have been fielded since 1997. These units are operational in defense and security forces in over 65 countries, ranging from the MX-10 through to the MX-25.

Marine Market
WESCAM’s marine solutions have been the ‘eyes’ of key maritime vessels for over 12 years and have detected hostile intent at tactically significant ranges. WESCAM seamlessly captures and communicates full-motion video intelligence by integrating with leading marine mission systems. The wireless delivery of details, including the location and capability of both friendly and opposing forces, has enabled 21st century threats to be verified and neutralized. Today’s MX-10MS is configured to meet the challenges of maritime and coastal domain awareness, from both manned and unmanned vessels – afloat or ashore

WESCAM’s imaging systems have the best stabilization and geo-location performance available in the global market.  In particular, WESCAM’s airborne turrets have a 4 or 5-axis design which ensures superior stabilization and performance levels.  MX-Series systems can be configured with high magnification optics, high-definition EO & IR cameras and multiple lasers.

Continual Product Evolution
WESCAM continues to provide the highest value to their customers by incorporating technologies that are easy-to-use and improve sensor operator effectiveness. Recent feature enhancements to WESCAM’s airborne product-line include:

  • Color low-light, wide-angle zoom EO imager – Complementing the system’s existing dual-channel spotter, this technology enhances its imaging capability under a wide range of illumination conditions, including dusk and poor weather conditions. (MX-15)
  • Zoom spotter – Zoom optics allow the operator to achieve the desired balance of magnification and field of view between moderately wide and ultra-narrow. (MX-15)
  • Short wave IR (SWIR) imager – Useful for day and night imaging missions, the high resolution SWIR imager offers outstanding range performance at the limits of atmospheric visibility. In addition, it offers improved imaging performance under suboptimal atmospheric conditions, such as atmospheric haze and fog. (MX-15)
  • Laser Spot Tracker (LST) – Compatible with standard U.S. and NATO designator codes, the LST automatically detects a designator spot of a given code in its field of view and automatically slews the system’s line of sight to the laser energy. (MX-20D & MX-25D)
  • Dual-channel daylight and low-light EO wide-angle zoom – EMCCD low-light imaging capability is added to the wide-angle zoom sensor. This enhances situational awareness under a wide range of illumination conditions. (MX-25 & MX-25D)

Reliable Worldwide Support
WESCAM continues to invest heavily not only in product development, but also in customer care. The following support infrastructure is in place to support WESCAM’s customers.

WESCAM Authorized Service Centers (WASCs)

WESCAM has partnered with leading service providers around the world to create strategically located service centers around the world. WASC’s provide support solutions to ensure operational availability remains high.

Field Service Representatives (FSRs)

WESCAM FSRs are factory-trained technicians, experienced in performing diagnostics and repairs anywhere in the world. Available for dispatch within 24 hours from the closest WASC location, FSRs respond rapidly to customer calls for onsite repairs.

MX-RAid

Through either a satellite or internet connection, any MX-System can interface with MX-RAid, a leading diagnostic tool that performs checks, calibrations, firmware updates and logs errors from the field. This service reduces delays in determining and repairing system faults, eliminates no-fault-found return, significantly reduces response times and reduces downtime for the end user.

Training Products and Courses

WESCAM offers fully-integrated training programs and interactive simulation products to ensure customers are fully optimizing their MX-Series system.

MX-Sim

Empowering users with the knowledge and confidence needed to operate their MX system to its full potential, the MX-Sim simulates the complete operations of an MX-Series imaging and targeting system. Designed to match a customer’s exact configuration, the MX-Sim reduces the expensive flying time required to train personnel.

MX-Emulator

Used during the system-integration phase of a program, the MX-Emulator emulates the complete operations of any MX imaging and targeting system. It enables system integrators and OEMs to dramatically reduce System Integration Lab (SIL) development costs, while freeing systems and aircraft from SIL testing.

Training

WESCAM’s comprehensive training solution has been designed to expand the customers overall operational and maintenance knowledge. Training offerings range from in-class instructor-led courses to in-flight and in-vehicle training, and eLearning product training courses. Classes are offered at WESCAM’s state-of-the-art training center, the customer’s location and any WESCAM Authorized Service Center.

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