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UK Ministry of Defence Selects L3Harris Technologies to Provide WESCAM EO/IR Sensors for Upgrade Program

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  • Provides UK MoD with world-class sensors operating with unmatched EO/IR visual capability
  • Ensures regional rapid-response and support capability
  • Strengthens commitment and partnership across the UK MoD

MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 – L3Harris Technologies has been selected to provide 40 WESCAM MX-15 electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems by the UK Ministry of Defence – reinforcing the MX-15s proven mission capability and superior reliability.The award also includes comprehensive in-service support and training, as well as an option to purchase an additional 40 MX-15s. Delivery of the MX-15s and associated support services is expected to be completed by 2024.

“This award extends a very successful 20-year partnership and highlights growth opportunities with international customers who may be considering upgrading older generation products,” said Sean Stackley, President Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris. “It also demonstrates our continuous product improvement as security forces worldwide demand greater capability in a more demanding environment.”

More than 2,500 WESCAM MX-15s have been delivered to customers worldwide. This award comes after a detailed competitive process culminating in an operational flight evaluation including more than six weeks of flight testing on both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms.

WESCAM’s portfolio of EO/IR imaging and targeting systems range in size from 8 inches to 25 inches in diameter and provide high-resolution, stabilized,full-motion intelligence information in support of low-altitude tactical to high-altitude, ultra long-range, persistent missions.

WESCAM MX-Series technology provides defense agencies around the world the tools they need to protect the countries they serve. To find out more about our technology, check out or visit us on YouTube. You can also visit us on Twitter at L3HarrisWESCAM and Instagram at wescamisr. If you are interested in talking with someone about how WESCAM’s products and services can help improve your mission success, please visit the Contact Us page on our website.

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