Viriyakit of Thailand has awarded L3 WESCAM a contract to supply its MX-10MS electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) maritime sensor system to the Royal Thai Navy for its KRABI-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). This is part of L3 WESCAM’s recent win of defence contracts valued at more than US$90 million.

Missions will include surveillance patrols, border control, disaster relief operations, and natural resources protection. L3 WESCAM’s MX-10MS was chosen based on a technical evaluation and overall system performance. This milestone contract represents L3 WESCAM’s first MX sale in Thailand.

This grouping of new orders for L3 WESCAM sensors is a direct reflection of our strategy to drive growth by engineering market-leading products and solutions,” Jeff Miller, President of L3’s Integrated Sensor Systems sector, said. “Our advanced imaging products are delivered to a diverse international customer base in both the defence and the broader security and public safety markets, and we see a robust pipeline of opportunities globally.”

With more than 3,600 MX products fielded and an installed base that spans 78 countries, L3 WESCAM remains a sought after, trusted and proven partner,” Mike Greenley, President of L3 WESCAM, added. “We are proud to provide our stabilised MX-Series systems in support of evolving missions carried out by defence agencies at home and abroad.”


The L-3 Wescam MX-20HD EO sensor system is for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability aboard high-altitude long-range maritime patrol aircraft and persistent surveillance missions. The pod-mounted sensor suite is suitable for fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and aerostats, company officials say. The MX-20HD EO/IR system has multi-sensor imaging and lasing payload options, and can support as many as seven sensors simultaneously for HD imaging from visible-light and IR cameras. It also has three laser illuminator options. The system offers real-time image enhance for daytime, nighttime, and IR operations, and its inertial sensors work together to create accurate target location, automatic alignment to the aircraft, and automatic image focus. The sensor pod offers five-axis gimbal stabilization with an internal inertial measurement unit. (Photo: L3)

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