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  • Textron, Army Test Updated Shadow UAS Configuration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron, Army Test Updated Shadow UAS Configuration

    Textron has finished test flights of a newly configured multimission unmanned aircraft system slated to join the U.S. Army fleet sometime in 2020, Aviation International News reported Monday. Shadow's Block III tests occurred at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico over a five-week period. The configuration includes a new engine, an updated video payload from L3 Technologies' Wescam business and advanced communications technology.

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  • L3 Wescam Reports $300M in ISR Sensor Tech Orders - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 Wescam Reports $300M in ISR Sensor Tech Orders

    L3 Technologies‘ Wescam business has booked more than $300 million in contracts during the first quarter of this year to supply domestic and international customers with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors. The company said Monday sensors within its MX product line are equipped with optical and processing technologies and designed to integrate with manned and unmanned aircraft platforms, land […] More

  • Report: Air Force to Buy 22 Lightly Armed Cessna Caravan Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Air Force to Buy 22 Lightly Armed Cessna Caravan Aircraft

    The U.S. Air Force plans to procure 22 lightly armed variants of the Cessna Caravan aircraft to deliver to allied governments for use in surveillance missions, FlightGlobal reported Monday. A notice posted Friday on FedBizOpps states that the Air Force wants potential vendors to supply AC-208 planes that are equipped with various weapons and sensors. Interested companies […] More

  • L3 Wescam Books $250M in EO/IR Tech, Support Contracts for 2017's Second Half - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 Wescam Books $250M in EO/IR Tech, Support Contracts for 2017’s Second Half

    An L3 Technologies subsidiary won more than $250 million in contracts during the second half of 2017 to provide electro-optical/infrared products, in-service support equipment and services to military and law enforcement customers. The company said Thursday L3 Wescam will supply a range of MX Series imaging and targeting systems designed for airborne, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Wescam has sold ISR technology platforms to customers […] More

  • Airbus Test-Fires Laser Guided Rocket From H145M Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Test-Fires Laser Guided Rocket From H145M Helicopter

    Airbus has demonstrated a capacity to launch laser guided rockets with the company-built H145M helicopter platform during a firing test held at Alvdalen test range in Sweden. The helicopter fired Thales-made FZ275 70mm air-ground rocket as part of the trials at the Swedish defense materiel administration’s test facility, Airbus said Wednesday. An MX-15D electro-optical system from L3 Technologies‘ Wescam subsidiary helped  guide rockets that […] More

  • L3 Subsidiary to Supply EO/IR Imaging Turrets to Naval Surface Warfare Center - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 Subsidiary to Supply EO/IR Imaging Turrets to Naval Surface Warfare Center

    A Canada-based subsidiary of L3 Technologies has received a potential $49 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply electro-optical and infrared imaging turrets to the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division. NSWC Crane will incorporate MX-10MS turrets from L3 Wescam into a larger system designed to address a situational awareness requirement under the Military Sealift Command Electro-Optical System program, the company said Wednesday. Wescam’s turrets […] More

  • L3 Subsidiary Unveils ISR Kits for Fixed- and Rotary-Wing Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 Subsidiary Unveils ISR Kits for Fixed- and Rotary-Wing Aircraft

    L3 Technologies‘ Wescam subsidiary has introduced a set of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system kits designed for fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. Matrix ISR kits consist of commercial off-the-shelf technologies built to support multiple aircraft ISR systems for defense and security missions, L3 said Tuesday. Wescam President Mike Greenley said that the kits contain qualified subsystems intended to help […] More

  • L-3 Releases Electro-Optical IR Imaging Tech for Small Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L-3 Releases Electro-Optical IR Imaging Tech for Small Aircraft

    L-3 Communications has introduced an electro-optical/infrared airborne imaging system designed to integrate with small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, light manned ISR aircraft and tactical aerostats. The MX-8 system works to process images in real time and simultaneously support up to four sensors, the company said Monday. L-3’s WESCAM division developed the airborne imaging technology. The 15-pound system has a clearance level of […] More

  • L-3 to Produce Electro-Optical IR Turrets for Middle East Country's UH-60 Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L-3 to Produce Electro-Optical IR Turrets for Middle East Country’s UH-60 Fleet

    L-3 Communications has been chosen to supply electro-optical and infrared designating turrets for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of a Middle Eastern defense customer under a foreign military sales agreement. New York City-headquartered L-3 said Tuesday its Wescam MX-10D EO/IR turrets will work to help the customer execute counterterrorism missions from UH-60s helicopters. The company added its integrated sensor systems segment began to […] More

  • L-3 to Supply Electro-Optical IR Designators for General Atomics Predator XP UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L-3 to Supply Electro-Optical IR Designators for General Atomics Predator XP UAS

    General Atomics“™ aeronautical systems unit has ordered electro-optical and infrared designator systems from L-3 Communications“™ WESCAM division for installation on a General Atomics-built remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics will integrate L-3’s MX-15D EO/IR designators onto the Predator XP RPA for an international military client, L-3 said Tuesday. The MX-15D features large-aperture, long focal-length optics and patented four-axis gimbal technology designed to support intelligence, surveillance and […] More

  • L-3 to Supply Electro-Optical, Infrared Tech for UK Police Surveillance Planes - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L-3 to Supply Electro-Optical, Infrared Tech for UK Police Surveillance Planes

    An L-3 Communications subsidiary has been awarded a contract from Airborne Technologies to produce electro-optical and infrared imaging systems for integration onto the surveillance planes of a British law enforcement agency. Airborne Technologies ordered four MX-10 EO/IR sensors from L-3 unit Wescam and will install the technology on P68 fixed-wing aircraft for the British National Police Air Service, L-3 […] More

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