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Undisclosed Middle Eastern nation orders L-3's MX-10D targeting systems for its Black Hawks

World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - L-3
Undisclosed Middle Eastern nation orders L-3's MX-10D targeting systems for its Black Hawks
L-3 Communications announced yesterday that its Integrated Sensor Systems (ISS) sector within its Electronic Systems segment has been selected under a U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide eight WESCAM MX-10D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designating turrets to a Middle Eastern nation’s Ministry of Defense.
Undisclosed Middle Eastern nation orders L 3 s MX 10D targeting systems for its Black Hawks 640 001A L-3 WESCAM MX-10D EO/IR targeting system mounted on MDHI's MD-530G light attack helicopter
L-3’s MX-10Ds will be used by the customer in support of counterterrorism operations from its newly acquired UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Turret deliveries to Sikorsky, the integrator for the program, began in June 2016 and will continue through February 2017.

This is a key win in an important and emerging international market,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment. “L-3 WESCAM has a well-established record of providing innovative technologies that give our customers the distinct advantage needed for their security operations.

We are proud to provide our end user with a powerful and affordable designating solution that will work in conjunction with legacy systems to deliver a unique and essential integrated EO/IR system,” added Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM, a unit of L-3’s ISS sector.

L-3’s imaging systems range in size from 8 inches to 25 inches in diameter and provide high-resolution, stabilized full-motion intelligence in support of low-level tactical to high-altitude, ultra long-range persistent missions.

With fully active four-axis MX-Series stabilization, the MX-10Ds are configured with a series of high-sensitivity, multi-spectral sensors that enable precision engagement from tactical ranges during daylight, low-light and nighttime missions. The sensors include a four field-of-view thermal imager, a high-definition daylight continuous zoom TV and a low-light continuous zoom TV, as well as advanced laser designator, rangefinder and illuminator technologies.