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UK MoD selects Wescam MX-15​ system

5th November 2019 - 16:55 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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L3Harris Technologies will supply 40 Wescam MX-15 electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to the UK Ministry of Defence, the company announced on 5 November.

The company will also provide comprehensive in-service support and training for the systems.

The Wescam MX-15 has undergone operational flight evaluation including more than six weeks of flight testing on both fixed-and rotary-wing platforms as part of the competitive process for the award.

Delivery of the MX-15s and associated support services is expected to be completed by 2024.

Sean Stackley, president, integrated mission systems, L3Harris, said: ‘This award extends a very successful 20-year partnership and highlights growth opportunities with international customers who may be considering upgrading older generation products. It also demonstrates our continuous product improvement as security forces worldwide demand greater capability in a more demanding environment.’

The Wescam EO/IR imaging and targeting systems range in size from 8in to 25in in diameter and provide high-resolution, stabilised, full-motion intelligence information in support of low-altitude tactical to high-altitude, ultra-long range persistent missions.

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