L3 WESCAM MX-20D EO/IR for AFSOC AC-130J GHOSTRIDER

L3 WESCAM wins defence contracts for +U$90 million

L3 WESCAM was contracted to supply the United States Air Force (USAF) Special Operations Command (AFSOC) with MX-20D electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) designating systems for installation on its AC-130J GHOSTRIDER aircraft.

The AC-130J is a fourth-generation gunship chosen to replace the aging AFSOC fleet of AC-130U/W gunships. Its missions will include close air support and air interdiction. With two MX systems per aircraft, L3’s MX-20Ds will be a key component of the AC-130J’s modified Precision Strike Package.

Additional package equipment includes a mission management console, robust Communications suite, advanced fire control equipment and precision-guided munitions delivery capability. L3 WESCAM’s MX-Series systems can also be found on additional AFSOC platforms.

This grouping of new orders for L3 WESCAM sensors is a direct reflection of our strategy to drive growth by engineering market-leading products and solutions,” Jeff Miller, President of L3’s Integrated Sensor Systems, sector, said. “Our advanced imaging products are delivered to a diverse international customer base in both the defence and the broader security and public safety markets, and we see a robust pipeline of opportunities globally.”

With more than 3,600 MX products fielded and an installed base that spans 78 countries, L3 WESCAM remains a sought after, trusted and proven partner,” Mike Greenley, President of L3 WESCAM, added. “We are proud to provide our stabilised MX-Series systems in support of evolving missions carried out by defence agencies at home and abroad.”

 

Publish date

01/04/2017

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