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L3 WESCAM, based in Burlington, Ont., announced March 20 that together with Korea Elecom Co., Ltd. (KEC) it has opened an L3 WESCAM authorized service centre (WASC) in Yongin, South Korea.
The newly opened WASC will provide customers in South Korea and the region with an advanced in-country maintenance and repair capability for MX-Series electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) systems, as well as associated peripherals, used in support of airborne, land and maritime domains. The facility is equipped with a thermal chamber, laser test room, collimator for optical alignment, and all other equipment necessary to ensure MX repairs can be performed in-country.
“L3 is proud to support the Republic of Korea in its aim of establishing a foundation for self-reliant national defence,” said JD Richard, vice-president, Customer Service, L3 WESCAM.
“Together with KEC’s in-country experience and dedication to customer satisfaction, we will remain a valued partner to the Republic of Korea and provide regional customers with an unmatched support capability.”
For more than 30 years, KEC has designed and developed industry-leading defence products. It provides data and communication security equipment as well as live combat training (MILES), air defence radar with fire control, airborne radar, ship identification, underground sound detecting and military PDA systems.
L3’s installed base of EO/IR systems and integrated solutions continues to grow on a global scale, with more than 4,400 MX systems deployed worldwide on over 190 different platforms.
With customers in more than 80 countries, L3 WESCAM continues to expand its global service footprint. To date, L3 WESCAM has opened 14 WASCs worldwide throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Spain, Germany, Jordan, the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and now Asia, with additional sites planned for the near future.