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GA-ASI integrates L3 Wescam’s MX-20 onto multiple platforms

31st May 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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L3 Wescam and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems are integrating Wescam’s MX-20 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging system into the SkyGuardian RPAS, as well as the MQ-9 Reaper that is currently being operated by several NATO countries, it was announced on 29 May.

L3 Wescam and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems are members of Team SkyGuardian Canada which is offering the SkyGuardian for Canada’s RPAS Project.

Wescam’s MX-20 is equipped with high-sensitivity multi-spectral sensors for day, low-light and night time missions, and offers low-risk plug-and-play installation. The MX-20 operates with detection and recognition capabilities at high altitudes in support of persistent surveillance missions.

Jacques Comtois, vice president and general manager of L3 Wescam, said: ‘Team SkyGuardian is a significant benefit to L3 Wescam and provides more opportunities for the modular growth path of the Wescam MX-20 as mission portfolios evolve and the battlespace continues to change on a global scale. MX systems are the eyes of customers across more than 80 countries worldwide.’

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