L-3 to provide VideoScout intelligence system to U.S. Marine Corps
ANAHEIM, Calif., 1 Sept. 2012. The U.S. Marine Corps has been searching for the ability to share video information and metadata. They found their solution in L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp of Anaheim, Calif. In a $24 million contract, with options that could increase the cumulative value of the contract to $84.9 million, the U.S. Marine Corps will receive equipment from L-3's VideoScout family of systems.
VideoScout MC2 brings real-time analog and digital full motion video to frontline warfighters across the battle space for faster analysis, planning, and improved situational awareness.
VideoScout-MXR is a hand-held, micro video exploitation and management system. It features a fully integrated multi-band receiver capable of capturing and leveraging real-time full-motion video and metadata directly from L, S, or C band-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors, including manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
The VideoScout-CM2 is a ruggedized, portable communications module designed for ground and marine operations. It can be mounted atop ships masts, surveillance towers, rooftops, vehicles, or other platforms.
Work for the contract is expected to be completed by August 2013, but if all options are exercised work could continue until August 2016.