Elbit Systems wins homeland security contract

TEL AVIV — Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded its subsidiary a contract to deploy border surveillance technology in southern Arizona, according to the company.

Known as the Integrated Fixed Tower contract, it includes a base period quantity and options that CBP may exercise over several years. Currently, the US Department of Homeland Security CBP awarded the base period quantity for a portion of the $145 million total contract amount, to be implemented over one year, according to Elbit.

John McCain, US Senator of Arizona:

“Arizonans have been waiting more than a decade for the Department of Homeland Security to place the needed technology along our border to support the Border Patrol and fully secure our southern border. If this technology is developed, integrated and fielded correctly, these Integrated Fixed Towers in southern Arizona, coupled with the tremendous work of the Border Patrol, will give our agents the ability to detect, evaluate, and respond to all illegal entries crossing our border.”

Source: Reuters

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