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May 26, 2011
I had just been taken for a demonstration ride in Bell 407 helicopter fitted with L3 Wescam MX-15i and MX-10 targeting systems positioned under the aircraft, fore and aft. The idea was to take off, fly away from the airport for around 30 minutes to allow me, as a novice user, to experiment with... Read More »
December 1, 2011
Handheld 406 Decoder Assisting with SAR Available from Techtest The 12-406-9 is a touchscreen handheld 406 decoder that receives and decodes COSPAS SARSAT distress or test messages. The need to detect and locate downed aircrew has always existed. Accurately pinpointing both aircraft and crew can... Read More »
October 1, 2009
Vivisun Series of Switches Expands Fort Worth, Texas-based Aerospace Optics has added the Logic Series to its Vivisun product line. The company says the electromechanical switch is the first of its kind based on an integrated logic circuit. COO Loren Jensen explains that the Logic Series "has a... Read More »
May 22, 2012
The Canadian Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada have issued a $10-million contract to L-3 Wescam to support its fleet of Bell CH-146 Griffons. The three-year agreement covers L-3 Wescam electro-optical/infrared imaging systems and mission packages as... Read More »
August 3, 2012
Burlington, Ontario-based L-3 Wescam has launched its MX-10D electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and designating turret for helicopters, tactical UAVs and fixed-wing platforms. The Canadian division of New York City-based L-3 Communications unveiled the turret at the Farnborough International... Read More »
October 1, 2013
MX-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging system from L-3. L-3 Wescam photo The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has issued an acquisition and sustainment contract to L-3 Wescam to provide MX-15... Read More »
April 16, 2013
L-3 Wescam has completed flight demonstrations for several new weapon systems at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, using MD500 helicopters. MD500E. Photo courtesy of L-3 Wescam The flight tests demonstrated L-3 Wescam's MX series designator systems, including the MX-10D, MX-15D... Read More »
July 2, 2014
Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras are used for a host of military and civilian rotary wing applications, everything from law enforcement and pipeline patrol to detecting oil spills around drilling platforms and locating oil reserves under ice in Alaska. Law enforcement operators use them to... Read More »
July 1, 2015
Law enforcement (LE) helicopter operations require an assortment of mission equipment not found on most other aircraft. In addition, some factory-standard items installed aboard many helicopters require certain upgrades that will withstand the rigors of airborne police work. There is a wide... Read More »
March 1, 2008
THE QUESTION ON MANY MINDS IS what will Bell Helicopter do this year? For the last several years, Heli-Expo has marked turning points for Bell, with most proving less than favorable. In 2004, for instance, it launched the IFR version of the Model 427, only to cancel that a year later in favor of... Read More »
August 1, 2013
TruLinkŪ ICS Now for Frontline to Flightline Telephonics TruLinkŪ Wireless Voice Communication System with its range of 2,500 feet is the most versatile wireless intercom in the world today. TruLink is ideal for pilots and crew members for most helicopter applications. Medevac, Aeromedical... Read More »
November 16, 2011
L-3 Wescam has agreed to provide eight MX-10 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co., an operator in the Middle East. The company will employ the MX-10 turrets in surveillance missions using the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial... Read More »
June 1, 2013
L-3 Wescam has conducted flight demonstrations for several new weapon systems at the U.S. Army s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, using MD500 helicopters. The flight tests demonstrated L-3 Wescam s MX series designator systems, including the MX-10D, MX-15D, MX-25D and MX-RSTA. The company... Read More »
October 30, 2009
Under a deal with Boeing, L-3 Communications Wescam subsidiary will supply 15 electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensors for the Canadian Medium-Heavy Lift helicopter program. Plans call for delivery of the Wescam turrets between 2011 and 2014. The sensors will be installed on the 15 new... Read More »
December 1, 2012
2012 turned out to be a far more interesting year than many of us expected it to be in terms of new products and new uses or iterations of existing products. This article began with a simple concept to provide an overview of all the products and services that industry vendors believed in strongly... Read More »
May 1, 2012
Maj. Gen. Tim Crosby speaking at the handover ceremony for the 200th EADS UH-72A for the U.S. Army in March. EADS North America and Eurocopter handed over the 200th UH-72A light utility helicopter (LUH) to the U.S. Army on March 1, marking it as the first purpose-built... Read More »
November 1, 2006
WHETHER FOR CIVIL/FIRST RESPONDER, COMMERCIAL, or military helicopters, search-and-rescue (SAR) equipment has never been more in demand. Mindful of this, SAR equipment manufacturers and vendors are creating innovative products tough enough for the challenging SAR environment. Here are... Read More »
December 1, 2009
A A&P Hydraulics, 9283 Industrial Blvd., Leland, NC 28451; Email:; Web:; Phone: 910-371-1151 AAR Corp, 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; Email: paul.oppenheim@; Web:; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039... Read More »
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail:; Web:; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail:; Web:; Phone... Read More »
September 3, 2013
The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has issued an acquisition and sustainment contract to L-3 Wescam to provide MX-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) fleet of AgustaWestland EH101 (AW101) tactical troop... Read More »
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