BURLINGTON, Ontario, 24 March 2008. L-3 WESCAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, has been selected by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems to supply the digital electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensors for the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon program. The order includes four MX-20 True HD (MX-20HD) EO/IR imaging turrets, with deliveries scheduled for mid-2008.
The MX-20HD will provide immediate situational awareness for broad-area maritime and littoral operation missions from the P-8A Poseidon. This system will supply operators with improved long-range subject detection and identification capability, while providing positive geographical references and the ability to automatically locate, point, track, and focus with accuracy.
The imaging capability of the MX-20HD will enhance the U.S. Navy's overall mission capability, aiding in the detection of critical intel and fine details through the sharp images that WESCAM's 1080p HD technology delivers.
"L-3 WESCAM's participation in the Navy's P-8A Poseidon program is an example of how today's forces rely on advanced R&D investment to develop their mission capabilities," says Paul Jennison, L-3 WESCAM vice president, government sales and business development. "As naval missions intensify, front-line personnel need higher resolution EO/IR technology to perform their surveillance and observation tasks. WESCAM's HD technology offers true 1080p resolution and highly detailed intelligence when performing longer-range imaging tasks."