RESTON, Va., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and expertise chief, was awarded a main contract by U.S. Customs and Border Safety (CBP) to offer Multi-Power Portal (MEP) programs for non-intrusive inspection (NII) of economic automobiles at land and sea ports of entry. The multiple-award indefinite supply/indefinite amount contract has a complete worth of $480 million. It features a base interval of 5 years and choices as much as ten years, if exercised. The MEP programs might be built-in in Vista, California, and deployed to current car inspection websites throughout the US.
“We’re excited to offer the newest technological developments to help CBP’s important mission,” mentioned Leidos Civil Group President Jim Moos. “This effort requires screening expertise that’s quick, frictionless and totally built-in. We’re proud to offer this essential non-intrusive inspection expertise and help CBP as they enhance screening on over 22 million containers a 12 months.”
CBP’s core mission contains facilitating reliable worldwide commerce by inspecting vehicles, vehicles, railcars and sea containers, together with private baggage, packages, parcels and flat mail. This work is carried out using NII programs. These screenings assist CBP effectively detect and forestall inadmissible individuals, contraband, illicit narcotics, unreported foreign money, weapons, ammunition and different unlawful merchandise from being smuggled into the nation.
Underneath this contract, Leidos will combine, deploy and practice CBP workers to make use of its VACIS® MEP with low-energy backscatter and high-energy transmission cargo inspection system. This work will incorporate the VACIS® IP6500 and Viken Detection’s OSPREY-EVXTM and OSPREY-UVXTM. The system features a QR code reader, license plate recognition (LPR) expertise, a radio frequency identification system (RFID), situational consciousness cameras and an open-standards interface to the DHS SWIFT system. It’s also able to integrating radiation detection tools (RDE).
Leidos’ MEP system presents improved materials discrimination and picture decision, enhancing the power to find contraband and offering a multi-view imaging functionality with under-vehicle inspection and safe interoperability.
Leidos holds extra NII contracts with CBP because the end-user. That work contains cellular and rail VACIS programs, which quickly detect hid threats and contraband in passenger automobiles, industrial cargo and different containers. VACIS is one in every of a number of Leidos Safety Detection & Automation options for aviation, ports, borders and demanding infrastructure. Study extra in regards to the firm’s 24,000 safety detection and automation merchandise deployed in 120 nations, at www.leidos.com.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® data expertise, engineering, and science options and companies chief working to unravel the world’s hardest challenges within the protection, intelligence, homeland safety, civil, and well being markets. The corporate’s 39,000 workers help important missions for presidency and industrial prospects. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of roughly $12.30 billion for the fiscal 12 months ended January 1, 2021. For extra data, go to www.Leidos.com.
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