The U.S. Navy has placed its first production order for 40 WESCAM MX-10MS electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) sensor suites from L3Harris Technologies.
The order is part of a multi-year IDIQ contract awarded to L3Harris in 2017 from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). The procurement is in support of the Navy Military Sealift Command Electro-Optical System (MSC-EOS) program.
L3Harris’ WESCAM MX-10MS sensor suite will be integrated into a larger systems-based solution by NSWC to provide real-time situational awareness, reconnaissance and surveillance operations; coastal observation; and navigational hazard documentation from a fleet of Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships.
MSC controls the replenishment and military transport ships of the U.S. Navy and has the responsibility for providing sealift and ocean transportation for all U.S. military services as well as for other government agencies.
“We’re continuing to see an increased global demand for our maritime solutions, as we provide the best day- and night-time imaging performance at an affordable price,” said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris. “Airborne and maritime MX systems have supported navies on a global scale from the air and martime domains for over 15 years – our latest generation of maritime sensors have been re-engineered to meet the challenges of evolving maritime and coastal domain awareness missions.”
L3Harris has delivered more than 500 WESCAM MX systems since 1997 in support of U.S. Navy airborne and maritime programs.