The United Arab Emirates is ordering L-3’s MX-15D electro-optical/infrared imaging and designating turrets.
The order, for 28 turrets, is through IOMAX USA, Inc. They will be fitted to IOMAX’s Archangel turboprop aircraft for close air support and armed border patrol missions. The MX-15Ds will be configured with high-definition EO and IR imagers, a dual-channel color and low-light spotter, a laser illuminator, a dual-mode rangefinder/designator and a laser spot tracker. In addition, the system will feature image blending and L-3’s Kinetic Moving Target Indicator (MTI) tool.
Deliveries are scheduled for completion in 2016.