Sensor Suites and Services for Airborne Assets
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded L3Harris Technologies a $96 million (€82 million) contract for WESCAM MX-series EO/IR and laser designator sensor suite and services, the company announced on 18 August.
The systems are destined to provide multi-spectral imaging and designation capabilities for various USSOCOM airborne platforms. Commenting that the selection supports the command’s sensor modernization strategy, Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems stated “This is an important step in our long-term investment strategy to improve sensor technologies in support of our Army Aviation customers’ mission success.”
L3Harris WESCAM MX-Series products have successfully supported US Army aviation programmes for over 20 years. This contract marks the second airborne sensor programme win with the the service in the last three years, following a $454 million award that included WESCAM MX-10D EO/IR sensor suites to support the SHADOW UAS programme.