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US Navy Orders L3Harris Technologies’ Electro-Optical Maritime Sensor Suite to Enhance National Security Missions

Jan 16, 2020



  • Provides a 24/7 imaging solution from U.S. Navy vessels
  • Addresses urgent needs for greater security maritime domains
  • Positions the company as a key global Navy sensor supplier for years to come

The U.S. Navy has placed its first production order for 40 WESCAM MX™-10MS electro-optical, infrared (EOIR) sensor suites from L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) in support of their Military Sealift Command Electro-Optical System (MSC-EOS) program. The order is part of a multi-year IDIQ contract awarded to L3Harris in 2017 from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC). 

L3Harris’ WESCAM MX-10MS sensor suite will be integrated into a larger systems-based solution by NSWC to provide real-time situational awareness, reconnaissance and surveillance operations; coastal observation; and navigational hazard documentation from a fleet of Military Sealift Command ships.

 “We’re continuing to see an increased global demand for our maritime solutions, as we provide the best day- and night-time imaging performance at an affordable price,” said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris. “Airborne and maritime MX systems have supported navies on a global scale from the air and maritime domains for over 15 years. Our latest generation of maritime sensors have been re-engineered to meet the challenges of evolving maritime and coastal domain awareness missions.”

L3Harris has delivered more than 500 WESCAM MX systems since 1997 in support of U.S. Navy airborne and maritime programs.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about system capabilities are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. L3Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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