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WESCAM MX™-8, Air Surveillance and Reconnaissance

MISSION & PLATFORMS

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

Weight-Optimized

  • 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 230 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

  • WESCAM MX-8 Brochure

Related News

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Press release | 11. 05. 2019

UK Ministry of Defence Selects L3Harris Technologies to Provide WESCAM EO/IR Sensors for Upgrade Program

Highlights:

Provides UK MoD with world-class sensors operating with unmatched EO/IR visual capability

Ensures regional rapid-response and support capability

Strengthens commitment and partnership across the UK MoD

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX)

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Press release | 11. 05. 2019

UK Ministry of Defence Selects L3Harris Technologies to Provide WESCAM EO/IR Sensors for Upgrade Program

Innovative EO/IR Sensor Technology for Law Enforcement, Other Customers Big Benefits Across Air, Land and Maritime Domains

Editorial | 10. 08. 2020

Innovative EO/IR Sensor Technology for Law Enforcement, Other Customers

L3Harris Technologies Awarded $380 Million IDIQ Contract for WESCAM MX™-Series Products and Support

Press release | 07. 22. 2020

L3Harris Technologies Awarded $380 Million IDIQ Contract for WESCAM MX™-Series Products and Support

L3Harris’ 5,000th WESCAM MX-20 turret successfully completed quality testing before being shipped to the U.S. Navy for their P-8A maritime patrol aircraft.

Press release | 07. 21. 2020

L3Harris Technologies Completes Delivery on its 5,000th WESCAM MX™-Series Imaging System to the US Navy

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WESCAM MX-Series Customer Care Eco-System:

L3Harris continues to invest heavily in customer care, in-service support solutions and product development. Certified to AS 9100 and ISO 9001 standards, L3Harris’ practices and products have achieved a standard of quality that is recognized and respected globally.

It’s a network designed to increase operational availability and minimize repair turn-around time, reduce total cost of ownership and minimize administrative delays. Learn how WESCAM MX Series systems are supported globally. Download information on how and where to maintain WESCAM MX systems. Explore WESCAM MX Service plans and upgrade opportunities.

Customer Service and Support

  • WESCAM MX-Series Service Components, Spare Units and Upgrades