Military Embedded Systems

WESCAM MX-electro-optical infrared and laser sensors to be delivered to Special Ops


August 20, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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MELBOURNE, Fla. The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded L3Harris Technologies a five-year, $96 million IDIQ contract to procure WESCAM MX-electro-optical, infrared and laser designator sensor suites and services.

L3Harris’ WESCAM MX-10D and WESCAM MX-15D sensor systems will aim to provide multi-spectral imaging and designation capabilities for various aircraft within the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command inventory.

According to the company, L3Harris WESCAM MX-Series products have supported U.S. Army aviation programs for over 20 years. This contract marks the second airborne sensor program win with the U.S. Army in three years.

Officials claim that the first was a $454 million, multi-year IDIQ contract that included WESCAM MX-10D EO/IR sensor suites to support the Army’s Tactical Unmanned Air Systems Shadow UAV (RQ-7Bv2) program.

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