ICx Technologies, a developer of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications, has been awarded a $12 million follow-on contract as part of the U.S. Army’s multi-billion dollar Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Sensors-Combined (BETSS-C) program, which is run by the Asymmetric Warfare Office.
ICx had been previously awarded an order for $14 million under this program.
As per the contract, ICx would send additional Cerberus mobile surveillance towers for use at bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A fully integrated mobile surveillance unit Cerberus combines advanced, high-resolution radars with thermal and imaging cameras on a common software platform, making it easier to identify and track potential intruders.
Cerberus allows for advanced security by providing superior situational awareness. ICx developed Cerberus jointly with the Army’s RDECOM, CERDEC Night Vision, Electronic Sensors Directorate and Customs and Border Patrol.
“We at ICx are pleased to continue to support our armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Adam Strange, president of ICx Tactical Platforms business unit, in a statement. “We are proud of the functionality of our units, and see this repeat order as great confirmation. Just like on the U.S.’ Southern border, Cerberus again has proven its tried-and-trusted performance.”
ICx Technologies is a major player in the development and integration of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications. The company’s proprietary sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, and deliver superior awareness and actionable intelligence for wide-area surveillance, intrusion detection and facility security.
Earlier this month, the company announced that its transportation business unit was awarded a $4.25 million, task-order-based contract to provide system manager services to the Oahu District of the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
ICx Transportation will assist HDOT in all aspects of its Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) deployment. Services will include ITS planning, support for implementation, and system integration.
The initial focus of HDOT's ITS program includes traveler information, transportation management, emergency management and management support of the recently awarded Freeway Service Patrol Program. HDOT will employ a range of technologies to meet its program needs, including field detection, state-of-art public information dissemination and transportation-management systems.
This win follows a $15.6 million contract ICx Transportation was awarded in June to manage the technology portion of a multi-million-dollar "Bus Rapid Transit" transportation upgrade project administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in California.
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Edited by Mae Kowalke