Archive: Homeland Defense

Coda Octopus Delivers First of Three UIS to Coast Guard

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. [CDOC] has delivered the first of three Underwater Inspection Systems (UIS) to the Coast Guard under a $2.6 million contract signed with the Technical Support Working Group in July. Delivery of the second system is slated for next month. The contract includes options that would expand the value to $8.3 million […]

Ahura Nabs National Guard Contract

Ahura Scientific received a $2.6 million contract from the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams to supply its FirstDefender handheld chemical identification system, which also meets military specifications for ruggedness. Under the contract 65 instruments and fiber optic extension probes will be delivered to each of the 55 Civil Support Teams and […]

QinetiQ Launches Fiber Optic Sensor Product for Security

Britain’s QinetiQ has launched OptaSense, a buried cable fiber optic sensor solution that detects multiple, simultaneous disturbances every 10 meters over a 40 kilometer length of installed cable. QinetiQ says the product has applications for border, pipeline and cable security. “It is equally applicable to detecting intruders in perimeter security applications as it is to […]

Reveal Ships First Mobile CT-80

Reveal Imaging Technologies has shipped its first Mobile CT-80 automated Explosive Detection System (EDS) to a government customer in the Middle East for event security at high profile facilities. The mobile system, a variant of the company’s CT-80 EDS deployed to over 50 U.S. airports for checked baggage security and various other countries, is certified […]


*Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to negotiate with General Atomics to use a Predator B Unmanned Aircraft System in support of a maritime demonstration project that will include acquiring and identifying targets. CBP says it will entertain responses from other interested parties solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. […]

U.K. Selects Raytheon Team for $1.3B e-Borders Contract

The United Kingdom’s Home Office this month selected Raytheon [RTN] for a $1.3 billion contract to develop and install a border security system that will allow British authorities to check the background of persons entering and exiting the country prior to boarding. Under e-Borders, once a person purchases a ticket to travel to or from […]

NIAID Soliciting for Radiation Countermeasures

The National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is soliciting for continued development of decorporation agents used to treat internal exposure of radiation, which occurs when radionuclides are internalized by inhalation, ingestion, or through contaminated wounds and distributed to sensitive tissues. NIAID expects to award two work assignment type contracts that would last for […]

Acro Introduces Nitro Explosive Tester

Acro, Inc. [ACRI], which sells a pen-like device that tests for improvised peroxide-based explosives such as TATP, has introduced a similar device called the ACRO-N.E.T., which is a nitro explosive tester. ACRO-N.E.T. is capable of identifying the majority of military and commercial explosives in use such as TNT, Tetryl, TNB, picric acid, dynamite, RDX, PETN, […]

Cubic Establishes Maritime Security Program

Cubic Corp. [CUB] has launched a new business initiative focused on port and maritime security and hopes to assist federal regulators and the domestic and international port and shipping communities in achieving compliance with new seaport security laws. In addition, the company hopes to take advantage of its systems integration capabilities, technology and product base […]

DTRA Seeks Sources for Ordnance/Mine Detection Technology

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) seeks white papers regarding the integration of selectable passive and non-passive ordnance detection technology into an Ordnance Detector/Mine Probe instrument that is currently made or that can be easily constructed. Technologies must already be proven and include electro-magnetic induction, magnetometers, gradiometers, ground penetrating radar, non-linear junction detectors and more. […]