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WESCAM MX™-20D, Airborne Targeting and Designating


An Ideal Targeting Solution for: ISR – High-altitude; Covert Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Armed Reconnaissance, CSAR, Target Acquisition and Designation missions

Airborne Installations: Fixed-wing, Rotary-wing, UAV, Aerostat

Multi-Sensor Imaging/Lasing Payload Options

  • Currently supports up to six sensors simultaneously
  • Superior HD imaging resolution from Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) cameras
  • Laser rangefinder/designator
  • Three laser illuminator divergence options
  • High Sensitivity Color Camera
  • High-Definition (HD) IR
  • Pseudo-Colour IR
  • Advanced Video Tracker (AVT)
  • Embedded MTI
  • Latest Enhancements – See video of technology enhancements

Laser Spot Tracker (LST)

  • Compatible with standard U.S. and NATO designator codes
  • Automatically detects a designator spot of a given code in its field-of-view
    • Slews the system’s line-of-sight to the laser energy

Dual-channel daylight and EMCCD low-light EO wide-angle zoom

  • EMCCD low-light imaging capability – wide-angle zoom sensor
    • Enhances situational awareness under a wide range of illumination conditions

Enhanced Local Area Processing (ELAP)

  • Real-time image enhancement for EO day, EO night & IR

Outstanding Targeting Performance

  • IMU inside technology & exceptional EO/IR sensor range achieves unparalleled designation ranges
  • Navigation grade IMU enhances target location accuracy
  • Designator electronics package incorporated into the turret payload

Uncompromised Stabilization

  • Five-axis gimbal with internal IMU
  • All payloads are fully stabilized

WESCAM MX-Series Commonality

  • Common operator interfaces and Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)
  • Simplified interchangeability
  • Efficiencies in support and technology enhancements
  • Ease and familiarity of use

About WESCAM MX™-Series Airborne Targeting Solutions

L3Harris’ designating systems enables teams to dominate the battlefield 24/7, with greater precision than ever before. Field proven, with extensive deployment, their WESCAM MX-Series designating systems offer “plug-and-play” installation, and high-sensitivity multi-spectral sensors for day, low-light and night-time missions. High mean-time-between-failures are achieved through a diode-pumped laser target designator, and systems offer precise geo-pointing technologies for hands-free simplicity regardless of aircraft movement or obstructions. The capability is here. Now is the time to invest in visual technologies that dominate enemy operations.

Mission Systems

Providing a broad range of multi-domain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission solutions in support of key decision makers across air, land and maritime domains.

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