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L-3 WESCAM to provide Danish air force with MX-15 Imaging Turrets

Burlington-based L-3 WESCAM has received a contract from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to provide a minimum of eight MX-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for
the Royal Danish Air Force’s EH101 aircraft.

The Danes will install the turrets and AgustaWestland will provide certification and configuration management. MX-15 deliveries are expected to be complete by 2014.

The newly equipped EH101s will then be deployed to the air force’s 722 Squadron in support of RDAF Tactical Troop Transport (TTT) operations, training exercises within Denmark and possible future use in mission theatres globally.

“This order pairs the most modern TTT helicopter with an advanced EO/IR sensor suite that provides crucial day/night imaging capabilities for a broad range of missions,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM.

The MX-15 system has been engineered as a single line replacement unit solution, which reduces installation weight by 25 percent and increases much-needed cabin space for transporting equipment, evacuees and personnel.The MX-15’s all-digital, high-definition EO and IR cameras will provide increased visual range and wider fields-of-view than traditional standard-definition cameras. In addition, the systems will be configured with a zoom TV, high-magnification spotter TV, two laser sensors and MX-GEO Gen. 3 – a package that includes GEO-Scan, GEO-Tracking and Adaptive-GEO technologies. Together, this software suite helps deliver maximum geographic location accuracy and significantly reduces operator workload in demanding and stressful operations.

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