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HSR, April 19, 2017

Briefing

Customs and Border Protection, under the Federal Aviation Administration’s contracting office, has issued Request for Quotations for three man-portable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems from two manufacturers to meet urgent needs. The agency is seeking quotes from Aerovironment for hand-launched Puma and Raven UAVs. CBP has also asked Physical Sciences Inc.’s PSI Tactical Robotics division…

L3's Security Business Expanding Solutions Portfolio for Customers

WOBURN, Mass.—Traditionally focused primarily on providing customers with detection equipment to screen for explosives and other threats, L3 Technologies [LLL] Security & Detection Systems (SDS) unit is beginning to expand its offerings to a broader solutions set that relies heavily on software that networks sensors and other equipment to provide operators and authorities a wide…

Border Surveillance System Achieves Full Operating Capability

General Dynamics [GD] says a surveillance system it is supplying for security along sections of the U.S. southwest border in Arizona has achieved full operating capability (FOC).The Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) sensor suites consist of medium and long-range electro-optic and infrared sensors, a laser illuminator, and spotlights mounted on pan-tilt units, Peter Howard, senior…

Tech Developments

DHS S&T Opens New T&E Lab at TSL in Atlantic CityThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has opened a new Test and Evaluation (T&E) Laboratory building at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) in Atlantic City, N.J. The new building expands TSL’s reinforced laboratory space for conducting tests of explosives detection…

Contract Awards

OSI Systems Announces $15M ContractOSI Systems [OSIS] says its Rapiscan Systems division has received a $15 million contract to provide multiple security inspection systems and follow-on service and technical support. The contract includes OmniView Gantry cargo inspection systems that use a combination of high-energy transmission and Z Backscatter technology, Z Portal passenger vehicle screening systems,…

Business Opportunities

DHS S&T Issues Broad Agency Announcement for Biothreat AnalysisThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has issued an Open Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for methods and technologies to enhance the collection and analysis of biothreat agents in the environment. The representative technical topic areas of interest include chemical and biological surveillance…