L-3 WESCAM to Supply Boeing with MX-15 EO/IR Imaging Sensors for Canadian Forces Helicopter Program
- The MX-15 EO/IR imaging turrets will be delivered to Boeing between the years 2011-2014, and
will be installed on the Canadian Forces' newly acquired Chinook Helicopters.
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WESCAM's MX-15 will enhance overall mission capability, providing immediate situational awareness when Chinook transport missions are underway. WESCAM's MX-15 product line is contains the most technically advanced performance features enabling 25 percent lighter installation weight, increased range performance, an expanded ease-of-use control suite, and full digital image fidelity.
The contract is in line with Canada's Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) policy and is an integral part of Boeing's IRB program associated with the acquisition of the 15 CH-147 medium-to-heavy-lift helicopters for the Canadian Forces.
WESCAM also is currently under contract to Boeing to deliver similar EO/IR capability to the Royal Netherlands Airforce for its CH-47 platform, and the longer range MX-20HD model for the United States Navy P-8A maritime patrol aircraft program.
Source : L-3 Wescam