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.”

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.

Source: L-3 Wescam
Date: Oct 22, 2012