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Airbus orders L3 Technologies MX-15 optics for Caracal helicopters
by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017


L3 Technologies has received an order from Airbus for 37 of its MX-15 electro-optical infrared imaging systems for foreign military H225M helicopters, the company announced on Wednesday.

The MX-15 EO/IR systems will be installed in France before the H225Ms are forwarded to their government customers.

"L3 WESCAM is proud to have been chosen to supply its MX-15 systems, as it highlights our role as a trusted global supplier of advanced imaging technologies to the OEM marketplace," Mike Greenley, president of L3 WESCAM, said in a press release.

The MX-15 is designed for search and rescue, medical evacuation, surveillance and other operations. It can be configured with six different mission payloads to operate under a variety of light and weather conditions.

It's sensor package can include a high-definition thermal imager, color low-light optics, daylight spotters, laser rangefinders and a laser illuminator. It can be mounted on fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Airbus HM225M is a medium multi-role helicopter derived from the Eurocopter Caracal. It is capable of tactical troop transport, search-and-rescue, and medical evacuation missions. It is also suitable for transportation of small amounts of cargo and external sling-load missions.

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CPI Aero signs contract with Sikorsky Black Hawk fuel assemblies
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
CPI Aerostructures has secured a five-year contract worth $21 million to manufacture and supply fuel panel assemblies for Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The contract would run from 2018 to 2022, extending CPIs production run of fuel assemblies that dates back to 2010. Under the new agreement CPI would be responsible for all assembly work and necessary supply chains. "The ... read more

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