INTRODUCING L3’S MATRIX™
A Modular ISR Package for the Black Hawk UH-60 Platform
L3’S MATRIX™ ISR SOLUTION is a combination of best-in-class Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technologies working together to expand the mission capabilities of airborne-, land- and maritime-based platforms. All solutions include an L3 EO/IR imaging or targeting turret, in addition to an operator console specifically designed and configured to match specified technology requirements.
The solution designed for the UH-60 Black Hawk transforms this proven utility helicopter into a platform with full ISR capabilities in as little as six hours* and is accomplished with minimal risk at a low cost. The UH-60 maintains its full utility capability throughout the upgrade, and removing ISR capabilities and reverting back to its original state can be completed in approximately two* hours.
The UH-60 MatriX ISR solution includes a choice of an L3 MX™-Series surveillance or designating turret. Configured for ISR operations, the turret is equipped with multi-spectral imaging capabilities, ensuring 24/7 visibility, high-accuracy target GEO-Location software and stable auto-mode gimbal steering. Additionally, its fully stabilized sensor suite enables effective, long standoff operation.
The kit also includes a walk-on/ walk-off console equipped with a mission computer, featuring a moving map and operator interface, as well as sensor management and automation tools. Also included are video analytic features, such as L3 WESCAM’s Moving Target Indicator (MTI), high-definition (HD) monitors, mission planning tools and a mission recorder. The console is fully compatible and easily interfaces with additional pieces of auxiliary mission equipment. ABOUT L3’S EO/IR IMAGING SYSTEMS FOR MATRIX ISR L3’s imaging and designating systems range in size from eight to 25 inches in diameter and provide clean, stabilized, full-motion intel in support of low-altitude tactical surveillance missions, medium-altitude covert ISR, and high-altitude, ultra-long-range missions. Because today’s ISR requirements demand perfor- mance from longer standoff ranges, our MX-Series systems have been engineered to focus on the three factors that drive maximum range: resolution, magnification and stabilization. GLOBALLY DEPLOYED SOLUTIONS Over 3,700 MX systems are operational on more than 137 different types of platforms across 70 countries. Additionally, numerous MatriX ISR kits have been designed, built and fielded in support of various airborne, land and maritime missions on a global scale. A sample list of airborne kits includes the following: CH-146 GRIFFON HELICOPTER Kit components: L3’s MX-Series EO/IR surveillance system and cabin operator station, complete with tactical displays, moving map hardware and software, and video data recorder. AS355 HELICOPTER Kit components: L3’s MX-Series EO/ IR surveillance system and an operator console, consisting of moving map hardware and software, monitor and video data recorder. MI-17 HELICOPTER Kit components: L3’s MX-Series EO/ IR surveillance system and an operator console, consisting of moving map hardware and software, monitor, video data recorder, communications equipment and microwave downlink. C-130 HERCULES FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT Kit components: L3’s MX-Series EO/IR surveillance system and a palletized, two-person operator console workstation, complete with seating, as well as a mission computer featuring sensor management automation and video analytic software, a storage management system, human-machine interface (HMI), moving maps, monitors and recorders.
Look to L3’s MatriX ISR to take your utility platform to the next level. For more information, please visit wescam.com *Time based on testing during customer demonstrations – 12/2016
Matrix ISR Console installed in the UH-60
Add full ISR capability in just 6 hours