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Army Soliciting for Next-Gen Handheld Explosive Hazard Detection System The Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Countermine Division has issued a solicitation for next-generation handheld multi-sensor explosive hazard detection systems. The objective is to mature advanced sensor designs and investigate methods to integrate sensor and display components into a lightweight and low cost handheld […]

Tech Developments

Coast Guard’s NAIS Achieves Full Operational Capability The Coast Guard says it has completed the nationwide deployment of a system that automatically helps identify vessels in the nation’s ports and waterways. Full operational capability of the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) was achieved on May 24 with the deployment and acceptance at 58 critical ports […]

Contract Awards

TSA Awards $10M for Explosives Detection Canines The Transportation Security Administration has selected 12 contractors to compete for potential awards under a $9.5 million Blanket Purchase Agreement for bomb sniffing dogs. The awardees are: American K9 Interdiction; Arete Canine; Hill Country Dog Center; K2 Solutions; MSA Security; PiperCoughlin; SOC LLC; Texas K9 University; Vohn Liche […]

Earnings News & Notes

OSI Systems [OSIS]                                 4Q18                      4Q17                      FY18                       FY17                       Sales                       $287.3M                 $252.4M                 $1.1B                      $961M Net Inc.              […]

CBP Begins Facial Recognition Testing on Travelers in Vehicles

Customs and Border Protection (CBP’s) in late August began a technical demonstration of facial recognition technology aimed at travelers entering and departing the U.S. in vehicles. The evaluation, which could last up to a year, is deployed at the Anzalduas International Bridge Port of Entry in Texas at two entry lanes and two departure lanes […]


Customs and Border Protection says its use of facial recognition technology at Washington Dulles International Airport for verifying the identities of international travelers arriving to the U.S. resulted in the intercept 26-year old man flying from Brazil by confirming he was not a match for the French passport he presented. After the man was sent […]

Turkey Receives First of Five CH-47 Chinooks on Order

Turkey took delivery of the first of five CH-47 helicopters on Aug. 25, part of the second batch of Chinooks it is approved to buy from Boeing [BA]. Turkey is a foreign military sales customer for the CH-47F. The country initially ordered six Chinooks with the final delivery in November 2016, according to a Boeing […]

Russia Plans New Helicopter Carriers, Attack Rotorcraft in Coming Years

As it upgrades and expands land forces aviation, Russia also is investing in naval aviation, including plans to modernize the flagship Ka-27 naval helicopter and to start the design of new models. The Ka-27 was designed in the 1960s and has become significantly outdated. The Ka-27 is mostly intended for landing on destroyers and corvettes […]

Approval of $6 Billion Military Acquisition Provides Shot in the Arm for Indian Navy’s Helicopter Programs

India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Aug. 15 approved procurement of nearly $6.6 billion worth of military equipment and services. Included in that sum is procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) at a cost of over $3 billion. The Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for this program was established […]