L3 WESCAM tasked to deliver its imaging turrets in $49 million contract

BURLINGTON, Canada. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) selected L3 WESCAM for an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract to deliver its MXTM-10MS electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging turrets for the Military Sealift Command Situational Awareness System Program. The contract is worth an estimated $49 million.

The systems will be integrated by NSWC Crane into a larger system solution in support of the situational awareness system requirement for the Military Sealift Command Electro-Optical System (MSC-EOS) program. In addition to MX- 10MS systems, the ID/IQ can further be exercised for the purchase of ancillary equipment, product training courses, and customizable in-service support programs. The will be executed by the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

As part of the NSWC solution, L3’s MX-10MS systems will support a fleet of Military Sealift Command ships deployed to support Navy ships while at sea. Missions will include real-time situational awareness, reconnaissance and surveillance operations; coastal observation; and navigational hazard documentation in addition to low-visibility and nighttime navigation.

The first MX-10MS will be configured with a series of advanced sensors, including high-definition IR, electro-optical wide and electro-optical narrow, as well as a laser rangefinder. The system will also feature an Advanced Video Tracker (AVT) and a deicing capability.

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