L3 Wescam details new MX orders
L3 Wescam has racked up a number of new orders for its MX-series of electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) systems within the Canadian market, the company announced on 31 May.
The company has received orders from a number of Canadian police forces during 2017. Under these orders L-3 will supply the MX-10 to the Ottawa Police Service for its Cessna 206 aircraft, to the Winnipeg Police Service for its EC120 helicopter, and the Edmonton Police Service for its AS350 helicopter.
Newly detailed orders also include a contract from PAL Aerospace for the MX-15 airborne sensor for its Bombardier DHC-8 multi-role surveillance aircraft. The sensor will support the aircraft’s maritime surveillance, fisheries patrol, environmental protection, search and rescue, and overland surveillance missions.
The MX-15 system will be configured with a high-definition thermal imager, an HD colour low-light imager, a dual-channel spotter and a wide-angle laser illuminator.
Mike Greenley, president of L3 Wescam, said: ‘For more than four decades, L3 Wescam’s EO/IR technology has provided the vital, real-time imaging intelligence that customers require for the detection, deterrence and control of illegal or hostile activity from both tactical and long-range standoff ranges.
‘Our technologies continue to transition air, land and maritime platforms into modernized variants with extraordinary visual capability, making them ideal for evolving mission portfolios across all segments of the defence and security marketplace.’
More from Digital Battlespace
SitaWare Headquarters, a C4ISR solution for tactical communication, interoperability, collaborative planning and situational awareness across the battlespace, has been in service with multiple nations worldwide.
Military Space Cloud Architecture (MILSCA) will be able to store more than 100 Terabytes of data generated on Earth and in space on board each constellation satellite with a processing power exceeding 250 TFLOPS (250,000 billion operations per second).
The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) initiated the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) programme in 2018 and in January 2021 awarded Other Transaction Agreements to L3Harris Technologies and Northrop Grumman for the creation of prototype systems.
Project Beroe will underpin government control of future satellite constellations, further enhancing the UK’s multi-domain integration efforts.
WorldView Legion, a fleet of high-performance satellites, will expand Maxar’s ability to revisit the most rapidly changing areas on Earth to better inform critical, time-sensitive decisions.
India has ambitious plans to develop its ISR capabilities in space but has a fight on its hands if it wants to keep in touch with competing nations.