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WESCAM MX™-8D, Airborne Targeting and Designating

Features and Benefits

The WESCAM MX-8D is ideal for low-altitude, tactical surveillance and target designation missions requiring low-weight and installation flexibility on manned or unmanned aircraft.

  • Complete ISR and targeting capability
  • Superior range performance
  • STANAG-compliant laser designator
  • WESCAM MX-Series advanced image processing and steering functions
  • Fully ruggedized with internal vibration isolation for enhanced reliability
  • Size, weight and power compatible with small tactical UAS

MULTI-SENSOR IMAGING/LASING PAYLOAD OPTIONS

  • Supports up to six sensors simultaneously
  • Thermal, HD color and low-light imaging
  • Continuous zoom electro-optical
  • Continuous zoom infrared
  • Laser illuminator1
  • Laser target designator2
  • Eye-safe laser rangefinder

WEIGHT-OPTIMIZED SYSTEM

  • 17.9 lb / 8.11 kg
  • Internal electronics unit
  • Built-in vibration isolation
  • Built-in GPS receiver

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GIMBAL

  • 4-axis stabilized turret with internal passive isolator for excellent stabilization performance
  • Sharp optics and superior stabilization performance results in industry leading target detection, recognition and identification range performance in the 8” class
  • Inertial Measurement Unit standard

DIGITAL SENSORS/ADVANCED IMAGE PROCESSING

  • Real-time image enhancement on all sensors simultaneously
    • High-performance haze penetration
    • Improved feature recognition and ID
    • Automatic video tracker
    • 2x, 4x Ezoom

An ideal targeting solution for: low-altitude, tactical surveillance and target designation missions requiring low-weight and installation flexibility

Airborne installations: manned or unmanned aircraft.

Compact Solution

  • 17.9 lb/8.11 kg turret
  • 10.9 in turret height for better ground clearance

Multi-Sensor Imaging/Lasing Payload Options

  • Currently supports up to six sensors simultaneously  
  • Superior HD imaging resolution from Electro-Optical (EO) camera
  • Laser rangefinder, illuminator, designator
  • High Sensitivity Color Camera

Enhanced Local Area Processing (ELAP)

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

High-Performance IMU & WESCAM MX-GEO Software Suite

  • IMU & WESCAM MX-GEO work to create accurate target location
  • WESCAM MX-GEO automatically aligns to the aircraft
  • Robust automatic image focus

Uncompromised Stabilization

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

WESCAM MX-Series Commonality

  • Common operator interfaces and Hand Controller Units (HCUs)
  • Simplified interchangeability
  • Efficiencies in product support and technology enhancements
  • Ease of familiarity and use

About WESCAM MX™-Series Airborne Targeting Solutions

L3Harris’ designating systems enable teams to dominate the battlefield 24/7, with greater precision than ever before. Field proven, with extensive deployment, 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.

Product Collateral

  • WESCAM MX-8D Data Sheet
    WESCAM MX™-8D Brochure

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