Airborne Surveillance and Reconnaissance


“Smart” Sensor Systems That Help You to Work Smarter. And Work Faster.

What is a Smart Sensor?

The best tactical imaging systems start with high-performance imagers complete with HD full-motion cameras and sharp, high-magnification optics.  Add in advanced gimbal technology – complete with industry-leading stabilization, and you have a system with the best target detection, recognition, and identification range-performance possible.  Tie in progressive image-processing capabilities, supported by a state-of-the-art micro-electronic computing engine (WAVE) and you’ve got the latest generation MX™-Series EO/IR imaging system.

The WESCAM Advanced Video Engine (WAVE) is here.

WESCAM’s WAVE is a high-performing embedded computing engine engineered to support advanced image-processing capabilities within MX-Series surveillance and targeting systems. 

The WAVE’s architecture includes a state-of-the-art graphics processing unit (GPU) which enables future advancements in image processing and surveillance automation. Now that’s smart.

Technology Enhancements in 2018 Include:

  • Higher sensitivity sensors to help you see better
  • Intelligent Processing technologies to help you work smarter
  • Operator Advisers to help you investigate easier

Talk to your L3 WESCAM Sales Director regarding availability across our airborne product line.


WESCAM has an airborne portfolio of multi-sensor, multi-spectral systems that are deployed worldwide, at varying ranges, and with overlapping fields-of-view, creating the opportunity for uninterrupted surveillance of borders, forward operating bases, airfields and other vital assets. WESCAM’s imaging and targeting systems can be found on over 100 different types of platforms, including fixed-wing, rotor-wing, UAV and aerostat platforms. Within WESCAM’s product portfolio is a series of systems that encourage ease and familiarity of use, simplified turret interchangeability within fleets, efficiencies in technology enhancements and overall system support. Featuring common electronics and cabling, common user interfaces and video overlays, and common software and internal components, this family is known as WESCAM’s MX™-Series. Because today’s mission requirements demand identification and designation from longer standoff ranges, the MX-Series has been engineered to focus on the three factors that drive Maximum Range: resolution, magnification and stabilization. As a result, each MX-Series turret in its class-size has outperformed its major competitor in every performance area, giving L-3 WESCAM the longest EO/IR target identification and designating ranges in the industry.

WESCAM Kinetic™

WESCAM Kinetic is a suite of powerful situational awareness and target detection capabilities that easily integrate with WESCAM’s MX-Series of imaging sensors.  The Suite includes:

Kinetic™ ISR – Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
A map-based sensor management package providing operators with advances sensor control from an intuitive, user-friendly interface

Kinetic™ MTI – Moving Target Indicator
A moving target indicator tool that detects moving objects in a screen

Kinetic™ Speed – A powerful tool used to indicate the speed at which a target is moving on the ground or in the water


Support Products

WESCAM has industry-unique hardware tools that support continuous product training and enable immediate troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair capability on fielded MX systems that are deployed worldwide Continually evolving, WESCAM invests heavily in solutions that are designed to minimize operational downtime and maximize customer knowledge.

MX Raid