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Finnish Border Guard Orders Imaging Systems from L-3 Communications

Photonics.com
Jul 2016
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15, 2016 — The Wescam division of imaging system developer L-3 Communications Holdings has received an order from the Finnish Border Guard to provide MX-15 electro-optical and IR imaging systems for installation on Airbus H215 twin-engine helicopters.

The newly equipped H215s will support a variety of missions across Finland, including maritime border patrol and search and rescue. System deliveries to Airbus for installation will be completed by June of 2017.

“The selection of L-3’s MX technology for the H215 platform further strengthens our standing relationship with the Finnish Border Guard,” said Paul Jennison, vice president of sales and business development for L-3 Wescam. “This latest order illustrates how our high-magnification imaging technology has become a useful asset for the Border Guard and its time-critical surveillance missions.”

L-3’s imaging and targeting systems range in diameter from 8 to 25 in., provide high-resolution, stabilized full-motion intelligence in support of low-level tactical to high-altitude, ultralong-range persistent missions.

L-3 Wescam is a manufacturer of stabilized, multispectral imaging systems.


GLOSSARY
camera
A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
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