L-3 Interstate Electronics to provide VideoScout-MC2 RVET systems to U.S. Marine Corps under terms of $20 million contract

ANAHEIM, Calif.-L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp. (IEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corp., won a $20.9 million contract to provide new VideoScout-MC2 Remote Video Exploitation Terminals (RVETs) to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Production of the requested units is underway, with deliveries expected in spring 2010.

A portable remote video exploitation and management system, the upgraded VideoScout-MC2 includes digital and CDL-compliant, Ku-band transceiver capabilities that provide encryption and secure communications. These communication upgrades support U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Task Force mandates for digital and analog receiver capability over expanded range, as well as a Ku-band transceiver. The VideoScout-MC2 comes equipped with the newest version of VideoScout Insyte software, allowing users to easily execute various functions.

"The VideoScout-MC2 is a powerful tool for critical video exploitation functions," says Bob Huffman, president of L-3 IEC. "The all-new system will be a valuable tool for military personnel, with key capabilities to better leverage captured imagery for on-the-move mission planning, execution, and post-mission analysis."

The new VideoScout-MC2 is the latest upgrade in the VideoScout product line, a line of video exploitation and management solutions for situational awareness.

At 10 pounds and integrated with receivers, VideoScout-MC2 laptops provide users with the ability to receive, exploit, and share video and metadata from L, C, S, and Ku analog and digital communication bands used by unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and other ISR platforms.

MC2 supports mapping, mission planning, and targeting software, in addition to other government software applications critical to the warfighter, providing a single, compact solution for improved tactical decision-making in real time.

For added capability, the system's Insyte software allows users to DVR, zoom, annotate, archive, analyze, and create derivative video for streaming and disseminating, which improves situational awareness across the battlespace.

VideoScout provides warfighters with the capability to manage video and imagery without the need for specialized training, skill sets, or resources.

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