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L3 WESCAM announced on Feb. 5 that it has created smarter, more technologically advanced electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) systems by incorporating high-performing imaging and processing technologies into its MX-Series product line. These new technologies will enable MX operators to conduct missions with enhanced image processing and greater visual capabilities than ever before.
“Today’s environments are more complex, and missions need to be executed with more assurance,” said Paul Jennison, senior vice president of strategy and business development for L3 WESCAM. “L3’s newly incorporated smart technologies provide a portfolio of capabilities that will help operators succeed though a combination of ease-of-use and robust performance.”
Newly launched imaging technologies include the addition of higher-sensitivity cameras that offer advanced imaging capabilities across a much wider range of illumination conditions, thereby advancing operator capabilities in low-visibility and no-visibility environments.
Advancements to L3’s MX image processing technologies include WESCAM’s embedded Advanced Video Engine (WAVE) and a newly embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). L3 WESCAM’s new Automated Video Tracker (AVT) and embedded Moving Target Indicator (MTI) technologies are supported by this new architecture and provide automatic target acquisition of multiple targets with significantly improved target lock performance in challenging mission scenarios.
L3’s significant investment in its image processing technologies has made the MX product line smarter, as the WAVE’s architecture supports future growth and allows for the rapid deployment of future image processing techniques.
L3 has more than 40 years of experience in the design and delivery of stabilized imaging and targeting solutions. Systems range in size from eight to 25 inches in diameter, portray clear sighting capabilities across the visible and infrared spectrum, and operate with outstanding stabilization and leading-range performance.