L-3 Communications WESCAM Receives Four-Year $8.4 Million Contract for U.S. Army Airborne Standoff Minefield Detection System -Astamids-.Business Editors
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In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. , L-3 Communications WESCAM (L-3 WESCAM), has received a contract from Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Sector, Melbourne, Fl. L-3 WESCAM is contracted to supply state-of-the-art M11 digital video electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR EO/IR Electro-Optical/Infra-Red ) countermine step-stare sensor systems over the four-year System Development and Demonstration (SDD (Software Design Description) The architecture of an information system. See IDD. ) for the U.S. Army's Airborne Standoff Minefield Detection System. The total contract is valued at $8.4 million, of which $1.6 million is funded, with the balance expected to be funded over the four-year period.
L-3 WESCAM's multi-spectral step-stare gyrostablized system will provide the Army with the capability to methodically capture extremely high-resolution digital stills at high speed and combine them into a large, high-resolution composite image.
"We are delighted with Northrop Grumman's and the U.S. Army's confidence in our development capabilities and the effectiveness of our equipment to support the U.S. Army's missions," said Mark Chamberlain, president of L-3 WESCAM. "This contract confirms L-3 WESCAM as the world leader in technology, development and production of high-performance EO/IR countermine sensor systems for small UAVs such as those specified for the U.S. Army's Future Combat System and the Extended Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) UAV."
WESCAM is a world leader in the design and manufacture of wireless visual information systems, with capabilities that include the capture of images from mobile platforms and/or transmission of those images in real time to tactical command sites for interpretation, or to production facilities for live broadcast.
To learn more about L-3 WESCAM, please visit the company's Web site at www.wescam.com.
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