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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high-altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, N.J., announced plans Thursday to purchase the company's MX-20HD digital high-definition electro optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems, technical data, and repair services for integrating the sensors aboard the P-8A aircraft.

The L-3 Wescam MX-20HD electro-optical sensor system is for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability aboard high-altitude long-range maritime patrol aircraft and persistent surveillance missions.

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