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UK selects WESCAM sensor for autonomous vessel

25th June 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The WESCAM MX-10MS from L3 Harris has been selected as the EO/IR sensor for the Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST-13) Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) system in the UK.

Operated by the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the MAST-13 equipped with the WESCAM MX-10MS will be used to develop ASV technologies for the RN, including the testing and evaluation of new algorithms, sensors, payloads and novel concepts of operation for enhanced real-time situational awareness.

WESCAM MX-10MS was evaluated in early 2020 with integration onto MAST-13 for a high-speed demonstration in the English Channel. The vessel was delivered by L3Harris in September 2019.

‘L3Harris’ investment in marine sight advancements has extended our presence in the maritime domain and helped us gain traction with opportunities on a global scale,’ said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris.

L3Harris plans the complete and permanent integration onto the MAST-13 in mid-2020.

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