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L-3 WESCAM’s MX™-10 Selected for U.K.’s National Police Air Service (NPAS)

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

Sara Chedgey

Marketing and Communications Manager



For Immediate Release

L-3 WESCAM’s MX-10 Selected for U.K.’s National Police Air Service (NPAS)
Fixed-Wing Contract

BURLINGTON, Ontario, December 7, 2015 – L-3 WESCAM announced today that it has received an order from Austrian-based Airborne Technologies GmbH for four MX-10 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to be installed on the U.K. National Police Air Service’s (NPAS) newly procured P68 fixed-wing aircraft. As the prime contractor and integrator for the NPAS fixed-wing program, Airborne Technologies will procure and integrate L-3’s MX-10 with displays, a moving map and a digital video recorder, and will downlink the integrated solution into its own Airborne LINX mission system. MX-10 deliveries to Airborne Technologies will begin in March 2016.

“This order expands L-3’s presence in the police air support marketplace and adds to the number of MX-10 systems currently supporting tactical ISR missions throughout the U.K.,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM. “We are very proud that our MX-10 has been selected as a key component of the fixed-wing fleet’s mission system and are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with both the U.K. NPAS and Airborne Technologies.”

Operating throughout England and Wales, L-3’s MX-10s will be configured with 4-axis stabilization and a suite of advanced sensors, including a four field-of-view thermal imager, daylight continuous zoom TV, low-light continuous zoom TV and a 300 mm spotter. In addition, the system’s suite of MX-GEO technologies will provide accurate geographical data and advanced tracking assistance.

L-3 WESCAM’s MX-10 underwent extensive NPAS flight trials from both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms in 2014, which led to its selection in October 2014 for the high-profile NPAS EC135T2 helicopter upgrade program.

L-3 WESCAM designs and manufactures stabilized, multi-spectral imaging systems for airborne-, land- and marine-based platforms. 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 2015-12-07
Last Modified 2015-12-07 15:39