L-3 WESCAM Launches the MXTM-RSTA EO/IR Imaging System for Ground Applications
L-3 WESCAM announced today the product launch of its MXTM-RSTA electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging system. The MX-RSTA (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition) system is designed for ground vehicle missions, where it can be configured as a Commander Independent Viewer, a Primary Gunner Sighting System, or as a mast-mounted vehicle reconnaissance and surveillance system. The system will be on display in L-3’s exhibit, Booth 2124, Hall B, at the 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held October 22–24.
“The MX-RSTA is a highly advanced ground system that addresses current and future land force needs,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of government sales and business development for L-3 WESCAM. “The system is specifically designed to bring highly stable HD imaging capability to military ground vehicle operators, which aids in increasing platform lethality, vehicle survivability and crew protection.”
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Now available after two years of development, the modular MX-RSTA combines the latest stabilization technology with a common system gimbal and interchangeable sensor/laser payloads. This approach enables scalable system solutions, providing the flexibility of altering sensor payloads based on changing program requirements, scope and budget constraints.
The baseline MX-RSTA system is a fully ruggedized payload equipped with a high-definition (HD) daylight imager, a cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imager and an eyesafe laser rangefinder (ELRF). Optional payloads include a cooled or uncooled long-wave infrared (LWIR) imager, a low-light TV imager and an eyesafe laser illuminator. Advanced image processing technologies incorporated into the RSTA system minimize the effects of ground turbulence and provide sharper EO and IR images.
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