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The MX™-15D designating turret from L-3 WESCAM was successfully used during a weapons demonstration on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The demonstration effort was part of the Advanced Technology Tiltrotor (ATTR) program. Through a cooperative agreement between Bell Helicopter and L-3 WESCAM, the designating trials were conducted over a 14- day period in November of 2014 at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
During the trials, the V-22 Osprey successfully launched conventional 70mm (2.75") rockets, BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS™), and Raytheon’s Griffin® B lightweight precision-guided missiles.
L-3’s MX-15D is a multi-spectral targeting system used in military operations, including medium-altitude covert intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; armed reconnaissance; CSAR; and target-designation missions. The stabilized turret enables customers to incorporate up to five separate digital imaging and four discrete laser capabilities into their configurations.
Another successful trial of L-3 WESCAM’s MX-15D was conducted in March 2013 when the system obtained Bell Helicopter’s qualification as an optional advanced targeting system for the company’s 407GT tactical helicopter.
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