Archive: Homeland Defense

AS&E Receives $20M Installment on OmniView Contract

American Science & Engineering [ASEI] received a $20 million follow-on order as the second phase of a previously awarded contract for multiple OmniView Gantry shape energy systems for used by an undisclosed Middle East customs agency for seaport security. The first phase of the award was for $25 million (TR2, March 8, 2006). “We have […]

TSA’s Golden Explains Plans for New Integration Facility

An operational test facility that will open this year will give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the ability to test new, emerging and upgraded technologies, examine how to fuse different sensor systems at checkpoints, and improve the efficiency of its screener workforce, Mike Golden, assistant administrator for operational process and technology, tells TR2 in a […]

Lockheed Martin, Cognitec in Cooperative Agreement

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has signed a cooperative agreement with Germany-based facial recognition technology firm Cognitec Systems, firming up its ability to integrate and offer multi-modal biometric solutions. "This cooperation agreement will improve our ability to offer our customers a complete and fully integrated portfolio of biometrics technologies," says Bob Eastman, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for […]

Osiris Nabs $225M DoD Contract for Acute Radiation Syndrome

Osiris Therapeutics [OSIR] won a potential $224.7 million contract from the Defense Department for the development and possible purchase of Prochymal, an adult stem cell therapy, for the repair of gastrointestinal injury resulting from radiation exposure. Initially Osiris will receive $4.2 million this year to continue development of Prochymal for acute radiation syndrome (ARS). Once […]

Raytheon Introduces Long-Range, 360-degree Sensor for Border Security

Raytheon [RTN] has launched Eagle-300, a wide area, long-range sensor providing a 360-degree view of a specific area, targeting national and homeland security type markets such as border security and critical infrastructure protection. The new sensor, which was developed in less than a year, provides persistent 360-degree surveillance, providing quicker detection and response times than […]

Tests Show HGS’ ABthrax Improves Survival Rates

The results of two animal studies show that the drug ABthrax improves survival rates in by up to 64 percent when administered after animals were symptomatic for anthrax disease as a result of inhalation exposure to massively lethal doses of anthrax spores, according to Human Genome Sciences, Inc. [HGSI], the developer of ABthrax. HGS says […]

Navy EOD Division Surveys for Vehicle IED Detection

The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technology Division is seeking information on technologies and sources for commercial off-the-shelf explosive detection equipment capable of finding improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in cargo and vehicles that pose hazards to military operations. The EOD Division plans to select vehicle screening explosive detection equipment systems for comparative testing and evaluation […]

DNDO Awards Raytheon SORDS Contract

Raytheon [RTN] has received a six-month, $2.9 million contract from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), to begin developing a Stand-Off Radiation Detection System (SORDS). The contract, which was actually awarded last fall but announced by Raytheon in December, has a potential value of $9.8 million if three additional options are exercised. DNDO also awarded […]

Vidiation, TopEyeView Enter Strategic Partnership

TopEyeView, a provider of real-time video imagery via aerostats and unmanned air vehicles, and Vidiation, LLC, which has developed radiation detection software that is integrated into video camera systems, have agreed to a strategic partnership. Under the arrangement Vidiation will market TopEyeView’s service to existing Vidiation customers while TopEyeView will offer Vidiation’s software. Vidiation last […]

ATC Announces LRAD Orders for UAE, India

American Technology Corp. [ATCO] has received a $1.1 million order from the United Arab Emirates to deliver its Long Range Acoustical Device-Remote (LRAD-R) systems for critical infrastructure protection. ATC believes the order is the first of several LRAD-R orders for the UAE project. “This opening LRAD-R order is a milestone in our efforts to deploy […]