MX-25D Targeting Pod
Mace Aviation recently completed the design, fabrication and assembly of a long-range targeting pod for the L3 Communications Wescam MX-25D. Mace Aviation was responsible for all design and analysis for the MX-25D Targeting Pod. A complete analysis report was generated to support the issuance of a US Army Airworthiness Release (AWR) for the AH-64 Apache as well as the UH-60 Blackhawk. The pod has completed an initial flight test program on-board an instrumented US Army AH-64E Apache Helicopter. All objectives of the flight test program were achieved and highlighted the exceptional performance of the MX-25D. The primary structural elements of the targeting pod are composed of machined 7050 aluminum. The pods exterior is composed from a mixture of stiffened and un-stiffened carbon fiber and epoxy fairings. Contact Mace Aviation for more information.