L-3 WESCAM announced, at AUSA earlier this week, the launch of its MXTM-GCS electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) independent stabilized sighting system for land combat vehicles.
The MX-GCS is a highly versatile above-armor gunner or commander sight that provides on-the-move target identification, tracking and firing capabilities.
“Our MX-GCS supports state-of-the-art imaging and laser technologies that directly improve the lethality and survivability of combat vehicles and their operators,” said Paul Jennison, Vice President of Government Sales and Business Development for L-3 WESCAM.
“As a gunner sight, the MX-GCS’s range performance exceeds that of the gun, and as a commander sight, the system allows the vehicle commander to maintain full 360-degree situational awareness and perform target acquisition for the gunner,” he added.
The MX-GCS can be scaled through a modular payload approach that suits varying platform requirements and program budgets. Configured with a selection of high-performing sensors for optimal visibility during day and nighttime missions, the MX-GCS includes a midwave large- format IR imager, a high-definition daylight color TV and an eyesafe laser rangefinder. In addition, the MX-GCS can support both laser designator and shortwave IR (SWIR) imagers to meet evolving threats.
Together with its long-range on-the-move sighting and firing capacity, the system offers 360- degree scanning capability independent of the gun turret axis. The MX-GCS interfaces to a dual-channel gun resolver and is qualified to U.S. military standards for environmental and electromagnetic compliance.