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L-3 to Provide Eight Electro-Optical and Infrared Designating Turrets for Various Security Operations

L-3 Communications announced today that its Integrated Sensor Systems (ISS) sector within its Electronic Systems segment has been selected under a U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide eight WESCAM MX™-10D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designating turrets to a Middle Eastern nation’s Ministry of Defense.

L‐3’s MX‐10Ds will be used by the customer in support of counterterrorism operations from its newly acquired UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Turret deliveries to Sikorsky, the integrator for the program, began in June 2016 and will continue through February 2017.

“This is a key win in an important and emerging international market,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment. “L-3 WESCAM has a well-established record of providing innovative technologies that give our customers the distinct advantage needed for their security operations.”

“We are proud to provide our end user with a powerful and affordable designating solution that will work in conjunction with legacy systems to deliver a unique and essential integrated EO/IR system,” added Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM, a unit of L-3’s ISS sector.

L-3’s imaging systems range in size from 8 inches to 25 inches in diameter and provide high-resolution, stabilized full-motion intelligence in support of low-level tactical to high-altitude, ultra long-range persistent missions.

With fully active four-axis MX™-Series stabilization, the MX-10Ds are configured with a series of high-sensitivity, multi-spectral sensors that enable precision engagement from tactical ranges during daylight, low-light and nighttime missions. The sensors include a four field-of-view thermal imager, a high-definition daylight continuous zoom TV and a low-light continuous zoom TV, as well as advanced laser designator, rangefinder and illuminator technologies.

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 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com. L-3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding L-3 is routinely posted on the company’s website and is readily accessible.

Source: http://www.l-3com.com/

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