Wescam MX-20 Integration with the MQ-9

EO/IR Targeting System Integrated into MQ-9 Predator UAS – link

Source: UST

Article Headlines

  • GA-ASI and L3Harris Technologies have announced that the two companies have successfully integrated the WESCAM MX-20 Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) system onto a GA-ASI MQ-9
  • A series of test flights have been performed in order to demonstrate the MQ-9’s ability to locate and track targets at long stand-off range when equipped with this new sensor

Overview & Comments

  • Currently the MQ-9 operates Raytheon’s MTS-B
  • WESCAM’s MX family of payloads are integrated onto a wide variety of UAS and manned ISR aircraft worldwide
  • The ability to effectively provide ISR at farther stand-off ranges are increasingly growing due to several operational requirements – See “Abrupt End to MQ-9 Production Surprises General Atomics” 

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