IN­TRO­DUC­ING L3’S MA­TRIX™

A Mod­u­lar ISR Pack­age for the Black Hawk UH-60 Plat­form

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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

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