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

Nov 5, 2019

MELBOURNE, Fla.

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) has been selected to provide 40 WESCAM MX-15 electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems by the UK Ministry of Defence – reinforcing the MX-15’s proven mission capability and superior reliability.

The award also includes comprehensive in-service support and training, as well as an option to purchase an additional 40 MX-15s. Delivery of the MX-15s and associated support services is expected to be completed by 2024.

“This award extends a very successful 20-year partnership and highlights growth opportunities with international customers who may be considering upgrading older generation products,” said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris.“It also demonstrates our continuous product improvement as security forces worldwide demand greater capability in a more demanding environment.”

More than 2,500 WESCAM MX-15s have been delivered to customers worldwide. This award comes after a detailed competitive process culminating in an operational flight evaluation including more than six weeks of flight testing on both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. 

WESCAM’s portfolio of EO/IR imaging and targeting systems range in size from 8 inches to 25 inches in diameter and provide high-resolution, stabilized,full-motion intelligence information in support of low-altitude tactical to high-altitude, ultra long-range persistent missions.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.

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