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News - wescam

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2018: Air defence Stryker takes next step

    8th October 2018

    Modernising air and missile defence is one of the US Army’s top six modernisation priorities, and one key element of that is rebuilding a frontline …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Redkite and Kestrel payloads soar to greater heights

    11th September 2018

    Logos Technologies has revealed that its Redkite-I wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system successfully completed a flight aboard an Insitu Integrator UAV on 31 August. As …

  • Naval Warfare

    L3 WESCAM delivers EO/IR system for FWSAR

    1st August 2018

    L3 Wescam has delivered its first MX-15 EO/IR system to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Royal Canadian Air Force’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue …

  • Naval Warfare

    Hercules to fill Philippines maritime patrol gap

    27th July 2018

    The Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) plan to buy two long-range patrol aircraft may have stalled, but the capability gap will be partially filled by a …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Camcopter S-100 demo for Belgian Navy

    5th July 2018

    Schiebel has demonstrated the SAR and maritime surveillance capabilities of the Camcopter S-100 UAS for the Belgian Navy, the company announced on 3 July. The …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    General Atomics eyes up Canada for SkyGuardian

    1st June 2018

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‑ASI) announced the launch of Team SkyGuardian Canada during the CANSEC 2018 trade show. Team SkyGuardian will offer the MQ-9B for …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Washington clears way for Bahrain AH-1Z sale

    10th May 2018

    The US state department has approved a proposed FMS for 12 Bell AH-1Z Vipers to Bahrain, at an estimated cost of $911.4 million.  Alongside the attack …

  • Defence Helicopter

    SOFEX 2018: Upgraded Cobra on the prowl

    8th May 2018

    An upgraded variant of the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s (RJAF) AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter is on display for the first time at SOFEX 2018. The …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Schiebel demos heavy fuel S-100 to RAN

    28th March 2018

    Schiebel has successfully demonstrated the heavy fuel variant of the Camcopter S-100 UAS to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as part of its customer acceptance …

  • Special Operations

    Kuwait requests King Air 350ER ISR aircraft

    26th February 2018

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of King Air 350ER ISR aircraft to Kuwait. In a package …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EO/IR Special Report: Plethora of systems on show at Singapore Airshow (video)

    15th February 2018

    Controp introduced its Speed-ER automatic detection and surveillance system for the first time at this year's Singapore Airshow. The new payload can be used for …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EO/IR Special Report: Market overview (video)

    12th February 2018

    The military EO/IR systems market is estimated to be worth around $10 billion and projected to reach $14.2 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EO/IR Special Report: MX-series surveillance systems (sponsored video)

    12th February 2018

    On 6 February 2018, L3 Wescam announced that it has created smarter, more technologically advanced EO/IR systems by incorporating high-performing imaging and processing technologies into …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EO/IR Special Report: L3 Wescam launches new tech (sponsored)

    12th February 2018

    L3 WESCAM has announced that it has created smarter, more technologically advanced EO/IR systems by incorporating high-performing imaging and processing technologies into its MX Series …

  • Defence Helicopter

    USMC eyes up Super Cobra suitors

    24th January 2018

    The USMC is set to offload a surplus of Bell Helicopter AH-1W Super Cobras to FMS customers. Details of the development were recently disclosed by …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    MD 530G Lebanon

    The Armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter features next-generation all-glass cockpit that includes: two Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 6” x 9” LCD primary displays, Tek Fusion ...

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    Bell 407GX

    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency noted that the proposed sale of five Bell 407GX helicopters will help compensate for the combat loss of seven IA407 helicopters ...

  • ISR/special mission

    King Air 350ER -Canada

    Programme Background Canadian Special Forces was looking to procure ISR aircraft to support their missions both overseas and domestically.  There were few Canadian suppliers to sell ...

  • ISR/special mission

    King Air 350ER ISR - Kuwait

    Feb 2018: The US State Department has approved an estimated $259m potential foreign military sale of King Air 350ER intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft ...

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    AH-6i (Thailand)

    Programme Background The US State Department has made a determination approving the possible $400 million sale on 24 September 2019. The eight AH-6i light attack ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Orlik [Poland]

    Programme Background Inception & Cancellation The Orlik programme was launched in early 2015 to procure a tactical UAV to carry out short-range ISTAR missions for the Polish ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Orlik (Options) [Poland]

    Programme Background Inception & Cancellation The Orlik programme was launched in early 2015 with the aim of procuring a tactical UAV that can carry out ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Bayraktar TB2 - Second Batch (Morocco)

    Programme Background Morocco's military modernisation In 2017, Morocco established a five-year plan to modernise the military equipment of its navy, army and airforce to bring ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Bayraktar TB2 - First Batch (Morocco)

    Programme Background Morocco's military modernisation In 2017, Morocco established a five-year plan to modernise the military equipment of its navy, army and airforce to bring ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Subsystems: visual

    L3 Wescam MX - Sim

    Partnering with L3 Wescam, INSYEN has developed the MX - Sim, a training product which simulates the operations of the L3 Wescam MX-series of EO/IR ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    L3 Wescam MX - Emulator

    INSYEN has partnered with L3 Wescam to develop the MX -Emulator, a product which emulates the operations of L3 Wescam's MX series of EO/IR turrets, ...

  • Maritime patrol

    Dash 8-300

    The Bombardier Dash 8-300 MPA is based on the Q300 regional turboprop aircraft. The Q200 model, with a shorter fuselage, is also used in the ...

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    MD 530G

    The MD 530G is the newest addition to the MD Helicopters line of light scout attack platforms. It has increased-capacity landing gear and a mission-configurable ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Viking 400

    The Viking 400 is a TUAS designed to carry a wide range of payloads, including EO/IR sensors, lidar, SIGINT and ELINT systems and CBRN detectors. ...

  • Transport

    Cessna 208 Caravan

    The Cessna 208 Caravan light transport aircraft is manufactured by Textron Aviation. Almost 3000 have been made, mostly for civilian and commercial service, since 1982. ...

  • EO/IR systems

    MX-8

    The MX-8 is a compact, multi-sensor and multi-spectral imaging system in a single LRU configuration. It is the smallest of Wescam's MX-Series, and is suitable ...

  • EO/IR systems

    MX-10D

    The MX-10D is a multi-sensor, multispectral targeting system in a single-line replaceable unit configuration. It is designed to be mounted on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, ...

  • ISR/special mission, Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Q01 / Q02

    The Q01 is an optinoal piloted MALE prototype aircraft developed by Reiner Stemme Utility Air-Systems GmbH in collaboration with the Emirate of Qatar. The Q02 has ...

  • ISR/special mission

    King Air ISR

    Developed by Beechcraft, the King Air ISR special mission family comprises King Air 200, 300 and 350 variants. It is designated as Shadow R.Mk 1 ...

  • EO/IR systems, Sea: ship surveillance and fire control systems

    MX-10MS

    The MX-10MS is a small, multi-sensor, multispectral imaging system in a single-LRU configuration. It has been designed to support a range of missions, including ship ...

  • EO/IR systems

    MX-15

    The MX-15 is an HD multi-sensor, multispectral imaging system suitable for medium-altitude, covert ISR, armed reconnaissance and SAR missions. Up to six sensors can be ...

  • Air: helicopter radar, Air: surveillance and maritime patrol radar, Air: UAS radar

    RDR-1700B(V)1 & AN/ZPY-4(V)1

    The RDR-1700B(V)1 and AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar systems are designed for maritime surveillance, tracking and classifying targets of interest in a range of applications, including: naval aviation, ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Sky Guard SG-03

    Saudi Arabia’s tactical Sky Guard SG-03 was developed by Prince Sultan Advanced Technology Research Institute (PSATRI) – an R&D; organisation that supports the Royal Saudi ...

  • Land: vehicle surveillance/target acquisition systems

    MX-GCS

    The MX-GCS is an above-armour gunner or commander sight that enables armoured vehicles to detect, identify, track and engage targets when either stationary or on ...