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WESCAM MX™-8, Air Surveillance and Reconnaissance

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An Ideal Surveillance Solution for: Manned or unmanned airborne platforms requiring high-performing imaging solutions and low-weight installation solutions

Airborne Installations: Smaller Fixed-Wing, Rotary-Wing, UAV and Tactical Aerostats


  • 15 lb /6.8 kg turret
  • Electronics unit inside the turret
  • Built-in vibration isolation & GPS receiver

Installation Flexibility

  • <11″ clearance height
  • Compatible with standard quick disconnect mounts
  • Side mounted connectors for recessed installations

Multi-Sensor Imaging/Lasing Payload Options

  • Supports up to 4 sensors simultaneously
  • Thermal, Color-Daylight and Low-Light imaging
  • Continuous Zoom IR and EO
  • Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder, Laser Illuminator

High-Performance IMU & WESCAM MX-GEO Software Suite

  • IMU mounted on the optical bench
  • IMU & MX-GEO for accurate target location
  • MX-GEO automatically aligns to aircraft
  • Robust automatic image focus

Digital Sensors/Advanced Image Processing

  • Real-time image enhancement on all sensors simultaneously
  • High-performance haze penetration
  • Improved feature recognition & ID
  • Automated Video Tracker (AVT)
  • 2x, 4x Ezoom

About WESCAM MX-Series Airborne Surveillance and Reconnaissance Solutions

L3Harris has an airborne portfolio of multi-sensor, multi-spectral systems that are deployed worldwide, at varying ranges, and with overlapping fields-of-view, creating the opportunity for uninterrupted surveillance of borders, forward operating bases, airfields and other vital assets. These imaging and targeting systems can be found on over 260 different types of platforms, including fixed-wing, rotor-wing, UAV and aerostat platforms.

Within our product portfolio is a series of systems that encourage ease and familiarity of use, simplified turret interchangeability within fleets, efficiencies in technology enhancements and overall system support. Featuring common electronics and cabling, common user interfaces and video overlays, and common software and internal components, this family is known as the WESCAM MX-Series.

Because today’s mission requirements demand identification and designation from longer standoff ranges, WESCAM MX-Series products have been engineered to focus on the three factors that drive Maximum Range: resolution, magnification and stabilization. As a result, each WESCAM MX-Series turret has outperformed its major competitor in every performance area, giving the Series the longest EO/IR target identification and designating ranges in the industry (in each class size).

Product Collateral

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