L-3 WESCAM Selected to Provide EO/IR Imaging Turrets to the Texas Department of Public SafetyBURLINGTON, Ontario, February 21, 2008 --[ASDWire]-- L-3 WESCAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced today that it has been selected to provide six M12TS200 electrooptical/ infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensors to the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS). System deliveries are scheduled to take place throughout 2008.
With the collection and dissemination of time-critical intelligence a necessity in the protection of citizens and state infrastructure, the Texas DPS will utilize L-3 WESCAM's stabilized and high-magnification optics to provide influential video and data to command and control centers for informed decision making. Using Eurocopter AS350B2 and EC145 helicopters, missions will include homeland security, manhunts, domestic marijuana eradication programs, search and rescue operations, medical emergencies, and natural disaster response.
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This second order from the Texas DPS is a result of L-3 WESCAM's consistent product support, maintainability and reliability. With mission readiness a priority, L-3 WESCAM provides highavailability, expedited repair turnaround times and loaner systems. Along with full field support, WESCAM further supports the Texas DPS with parts, repairs and trained personnel from its service center in California.
"Situational awareness technology among tactical units is no longer an option but a requirement," said Paul Jennison, vice president of sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM. "At the end of 2008, the Texas DPS will be one of the largest non-DoD, non-USG owners and operators of WESCAM imaging systems, with an installed base of 14 M12DS and M12TS units. We are committed to servicing the Texas DPS in support of its U.S. homeland security missions."
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 web site at www.wescam.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.
To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's web site at www.L-3Com.com.
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# # #Contact: Paul Jennison
Vice President, Government Sales and Business Development
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