BURLINGTON, Canada, September 2, 2010 --[ASDWire]-- L-3 WESCAM announced today that it has received an order from Quantum Research International Inc. to supply the vital imaging and targeting sensors required for the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) to be used by the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). Deliveries of two MX™-15HDi and two MX™-20D EO/IR turrets will begin in 2010 and be completed by January 2011.
At eight stories high and as long and wide as a football field, the LEMV platform will be equipped with four WESCAM turrets at one time. This advanced configuration will enable both general surveillance and precise targeting missions on four separate geographical locations simultaneously from a sustained altitude of 20,000 feet mean sea level.
Each turret will be fully equipped with 1080p imaging cameras and will have multiple HD feeds streaming from the cameras within each turret. The turrets’ high-definition imaging capability will uncover key intelligence by generating bolder colors, greater contrasts, increased image sharpness and more pixels on target.
“L-3 WESCAM’s leading stabilization and impressive long-range identification technologies are ideally suited for a platform that will provide persistent ISR capability from 20,000 feet throughout its mission,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of sales and new business development for L-3 WESCAM. “We’re proud to be the system of choice and on a team dedicated to creating integrated ISR capability within a changing battlefield. WESCAM is well-positioned to quickly adapt to growth in this program as requirements increase.”
The selection of L-3 WESCAM’s MX-15HDi and MX-20D turrets for LEMV was made by the Army G2.
L-3 WESCAM is a world leader in the design and manufacture of stabilized, multi-spectral airborne imaging systems. To learn more about L-3 WESCAM, please visit the company’s website at www.wescam.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com.
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