L-3 WESCAM has received an order from IOMAX USA for 28 MX-15D electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and designating turrets.

The Burlington, Ontario-based company’s MX-15Ds, which will be fitted to a fleet of IOMAX Archangel turboprop aircraft, will assist close air support and armed border patrol missions for an undisclosed customer within the United Arab Emirates.

Deliveries are expected to begin in May and are scheduled to be completed in 2016.

“We are very proud to have been chosen by IOMAX and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the UAE and its military forces,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM. “The MX-15D’s HD imagers, high target-location accuracy and designation capability make it a very secure and trusted choice for the UAE.”

According to L-3 WESCAM, “the MX-15Ds will be configured with high-definition EO and IR imagers, a dual-channel color and low-light spotter, a laser illuminator, a dual-mode rangefinder/designator and a laser spot tracker. In addition, the system will feature image blending and L-3 WESCAM’s Kinetic Moving Target Indicator (MTI) tool, a highly regarded technology that detects multiple moving targets in an image stream. This advanced capability increases the probability of detecting suspicious activity in any given scene, while significantly reducing operator burden and improving surveillance efficiency.”

Support services for the systems will be conducted in-country through an L-3 WESCAM authorized service centre.