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L-3 WESCAM Launches Its MX™ GCS Independent Stabilized Sighting System at AUSA 2015

Contact: Paul Jennison

Vice President, Government Sales and Business Development



Sara Chedgey

Marketing and Communications Manager



For Immediate Release

L-3 WESCAM Launches Its MX-GCS
Independent Stabilized Sighting System at AUSA 2015

BURLINGTON, Ontario, October 12, 2015 – L-3 WESCAM announced today the launch of its MX-GCS electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) independent stabilized sighting system for land combat vehicles. The MX-GCS is a highly versatile above-armor gunner or commander sight that provides on-the-move target identification, tracking and firing capabilities. The MX-GCS will be on display in L-3’s exhibit in Booth 6828 (Hall D) at the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition to be held October 12–14.

“Our MX-GCS supports state-of-the-art imaging and laser technologies that directly improve the lethality and survivability of combat vehicles and their operators,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM. “As a gunner sight, the MX-GCS’s range performance exceeds that of the gun, and as a commander sight, the system allows the vehicle commander to maintain full 360-degree situational awareness and perform target acquisition for the gunner.”

The MX-GCS can be scaled through a modular payload approach that suits varying platform requirements and program budgets. Configured with a selection of high-performing sensors for optimal visibility during day and nighttime missions, the MX-GCS includes a midwave large-format IR imager, a high-definition daylight color TV and an eyesafe laser rangefinder. In addition, the MX-GCS can support both laser designator and shortwave IR (SWIR) imagers to meet evolving threats.

Together with its long-range on-the-move sighting and firing capacity, the system offers 360-degree scanning capability independent of the gun turret axis. The MX-GCS interfaces to a dual-channel gun resolver and is qualified to U.S. military standards for environmental and electromagnetic compliance.

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 2015-10-12
Last Modified 2015-10-12 10:36