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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
multispectral imaging
Multispectral Imaging: Creation of an image where each pixel contains more than three spectral data points, typically four to 20. This is contrasted with a standard color camera that only captures three spectral data points (called RGB), or hyperspectral cameras, which capture hundreds of spectral data points. Traditional multispectral cameras captured four data points: RGB and an NIR band. Nowadays multispectral cameras are available as commercial off-the-shelf products, with 12 custom bands...
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