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L-3 WESCAM Successfully Completes 30-Day Flight Demonstrations of Newly Launched MX™ Designator Systems

Contact: Paul Jennison
Vice President, Government Sales and Business Development
L-3 WESCAM
905-633-4000

Sara Chedgey
Marketing and Communications Manager
L-3 WESCAM
905-633-4000

For Immediate Release

L-3 WESCAM Successfully Completes 30-Day Flight Demonstrations of
Newly Launched MX™ Designator Systems


BURLINGTON, Canada, April 10, 2013 – L-3 WESCAM announced today the successful in-service demonstrations of its MX™-Series of designator systems at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Demonstrations of the MX-10D, MX-15D, MX-25D and MX-RSTA systems were conducted over a 30-day period on over four different aircraft and one ground vehicle. Operational hours spent on the trials totaled 100.

“This extensive effort was fully funded and executed by L-3 WESCAM as a risk-reduction effort for various customers in response to constrained budgets in the current economic climate,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM. “During these times, L-3 WESCAM remains committed to product evolution in support of the war against terror and our warfighters deployed globally.”

The tests and demonstrations conducted were:
• MX-10D gunfire and designation testing from an MD540 helicopter firing an FN HMP 400 .50 cal machine gun
• MX-10D gunfire and designation testing from an MD500E firing an M134 mini-gun in both single- and dual-firing configurations
• MX-10D, MX-15D and MX-25D integration and testing of two weapon control systems from an MD500E helicopter and a C208 Caravan
• MX-25D designating for two Hellfire missiles shot from an AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter
• MX-RSTA testing and demonstration in environmental conditions similar to those in Afghanistan

Full-motion video of these demonstrations is being made available to customers upon request. Contact L-3 WESCAM for more information.
L-3 WESCAM is a world leader in the design and manufacture of stabilized, multi-spectral imaging systems. To learn more about L-3 WESCAM, please visit the company’s website at www.wescam.com.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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Posted 2013-04-11
Last Modified 2013-04-11 10:11