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CBP Awards Heuresis $29M for Handheld X-Ray Imagers

Heuresis Corp. says it has received a potential five-year $28.8 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract from Customs and Border Protection to provide handheld reflective X-Ray imagers, the first purchase of the technology by CBP Heuresis, which is based in Massachusetts, will supply its HBI-120 keV imager, which is based on backscatter technology. OSI Systems’ [OSI] […]

Business Opportunities

Army Seeks Sources for Biological Agent Warning Sensor The Army has issued a sources sought notice for the Biological Agent Warning Sensor (BAWS) 4 Plus, which would be part of the Joint Biological Point Detection System. Qualification testing and evaluation is required to become an approved source. Sol. No. 2018-740. Respond by Oct. 29. Contact: […]

Contract Awards

TSA Awards Smiths Detection Potential $500M for EDS Systems Smiths Detection has received a whopping $500 million contract for medium-speed explosive detection systems (EDS) from the Transportation Security Administration. The potential $500 million award is the ceiling value. Smiths supplies its CTX 9800 EDS systems to TSA for the automatic screening of checked bags for […]

Tech Developments

Delta to Launch Curb to Gate Biometric Experience at Atlanta Airport Delta Air Lines says that late this year its customers flying direct to an international destination from Terminal F at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will have the option of using facial recognition technology from curb to gate, a significant step toward a seamless travel […]

Facial Recognition Featured in TSA Biometric Roadmap to Enhance Aviation Security, Improve Passenger Experience

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Monday issued its first roadmap for the adoption of biometric technologies to strengthen aviation security while improving the passenger experience at airports, and like its sister agency Customs and Border Protection (CBP), it plans to focus on facial recognition technology. The roadmap puts forth four goals for the biometric […]


Germany’s Desko GmbH has received a $9.8 million contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for Boarding Pass Scanners and related support services. The Transportation Security Administration has selected Mineta San Jose International Airport and Miami International Airport to test new perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies. Mineta San Jose says that that for the […]

Department of Energy Starts Process to Turn Plutonium Disposal Plant Into Weapon Factory

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) last week notified MOX Services that the agency will terminate the company’s contract to build a long-delayed plutonium disposal plant at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. The semiautonomous Department of Energy agency sent the letter one day after a federal appeals court lifted a lower court’s injunction against halting […]

Defense Watch: Space Wargame, New GD Spox, AUSA Roundup

Senate Confirms DoD Nominations. The Senate confirmed several Defense Department nominees during voice votes Oct. 11. They include: Army Gen. Robert Abrams for U.S. Forces-Korea commander; Vice Adm. Craig Faller for U.S. Southern Command commander; Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, 2nd Fleet commander; ret. Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon for Assistant Secretary of Defense […]

Air Force Embarking on Modernization Program For F-22

Lockheed Martin [LMT] is renovating the F-22 Raptor to catch the 15-year-old jet up with current technology. Beginning in May 2019, the company will be extensively modernizing the 186 in-service Raptors, for which President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget allocates nearly $1 billion dollars. The first step is a tandem update of hardware and software, […]

Insitu’s New Unmanned Aircraft Camera Can ID People From the Air, Company Says

Insitu has unveiled a new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) payload with video imaging capability high enough in quality to positively identify people from the air, the company said. Called the Alticam-14, Insitu Director of Defense Programs Keith Hirschman said Tuesday at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention in Washington, D.C., that the enhanced intelligence, […]