L3 Wescam receives MX-15 orders
L3 Technologies’ Wescam has received an order from Airbus Helicopters to provide MX-15 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on multiple fleets of H225M Caracal helicopters, the company announced on 19 July.
The 37 systems will be installed in France before being delivered to two foreign governments for military deployment.
The first delivery of 19 units will support a variety of missions, including search and rescue, aeromedical evacuation and assistance and disaster relief. The second delivery will provide a highly detailed, multispectral view of combat search and rescue, naval operations, medical evacuation and military transportation efforts.
The MX-15 can be configured with up to six imaging and lasing payloads. Its sensor options include a high-definition thermal imager, colour low-light continuous zoom, daylight step zoom spotter, day/night spotter, laser rangefinder and a laser illuminator.
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