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L-3 WESCAM to Provide MX™-15D EO/IR Imaging and Designating Systems to the United Arab Emirates

Contact: Paul Jennison
Vice President, Government Sales and Business Development

Sara Chedgey
Marketing and Communications Manager
For Immediate Release

L-3 WESCAM to Provide MX™-15D EO/IR Imaging and Designating Systems
to the United Arab Emirates

BURLINGTON, Canada, February 20, 2015 – L-3 WESCAM announced today that it has received an order from IOMAX USA, Inc. for 28 MX™-15D electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and designating turrets. Fitted to a fleet of IOMAX Archangel turboprop aircraft, the MX-15Ds will support close air support and armed border patrol missions carried out by a customer within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Deliveries will begin in May 2015 and are scheduled to be completed in 2016. Support services for the systems will be conducted in-country through an L-3 WESCAM authorized service center.

“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.”

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.

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

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at

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Posted 2015-02-20
Last Modified 2015-02-20 08:16