The Swiss federal office for defense procurement, armasuisse has selected L3Harris Technologies’ WESCAM MX-RSTA land sighting system as the electro-optic/infra-red (EO/IR) sighting sensor of choice for the Swiss Armed Forces’ new TASYS tactical reconnaissance system.
According to the agreement, L3Harris will supply 100 WESCAM MX-RSTA sensors for the TASYS program, which will have vehicles fielded between the years 2023 and 2025. WESCAM MX-RSTA is a key element of the intelligence-gathering solution for the TASYS platform, providing long-range state-of-the-art reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition capabilities.
The WESCAM MX-RSTA was successfully integrated onto the newly contracted General Dynamics European Land Systems’ Mowag EAGLE 6×6 vehicle for extensive technical and user evaluation trials. The sensor was mounted on a telescopic mast for mobile and static surveillance. Trial results included higher performance and stabilization control when compared to competing systems.
Swiss Army is the first European land force to field the WESCAM MX-RSTA in a significant quantity which further extends the established WESCAM MX product line into the land domain.
“Our investment in land sight advancements has extended our presence into the land domain and helped us gain traction on key defense opportunities on a global scale,” said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris. “The WESCAM MX-RSTA is backed by over four decades of engineering excellence, and further leverages the knowledge gained from years of extensive customer mission feedback across airborne and maritime domains.”
L3Harris currently operates over 5,000 WESCAM MX systems worldwide in over 80 countries. Operating across air, land and maritime domains, these intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems have been the eyes of more than 200 different platforms since the early 1990s.
WESCAM MX-Series land products have been selected by several U.S. and international vehicle OEMs for U.S. DODs and their domestic programs.