US Army Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle to be Fitted with EO/IR Sensors

8 September 2010 (Last Updated September 8th, 2010 18:30)

The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC / ARSTRAT) has ordered vital imaging and targeting sensors from L-3 Wescam for its long-endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV). The LEMV will be equipped with two MX-15HDi and two MX-20D EO/IR turr

The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC / ARSTRAT) has ordered vital imaging and targeting sensors from L-3 Wescam for its long-endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV).

The LEMV will be equipped with two MX-15HDi and two MX-20D EO/IR turrets to enable surveillance and precise targeting missions on four separate geographical locations from an altitude of 20,000ft.

The turrets will be equipped with 1080p imaging cameras, providing multiple continuous high-definition feeds for increased image sharpness and more pixels on target, according to Defpro.com.

Delivery of the four turrets will begin in 2010 and is scheduled to complete by January 2011.