Airborne Targeting


“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’s designating systems enables teams to dominate the battlefield 24/7, with greater precision than ever before. Field proven, with extensive deployment, WESCAM’s designating systems offer “plug-and-play” installation, and high-sensitivity multi-spectral sensors for day, low-light and night-time missions. High mean-time-between-failures (MTBFs) are achieved through a diode-pumped laser target designator, and systems offer precise GEO-Pointing technologies for hands-free simplicity regardless of aircraft movement or obstructions. The capability is here. Now is the time to invest in visual technologies that dominate enemy operations.

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 enables immediate troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair capability on fielded MX systems that are deployed worldwide. Continually evolving, WESCAM invests heavily in these solutions that were designed to minimize operational downtime, and maximize customer knowledge.