Elbit Systems to provide US Custom and Border Protection with radar system and tower
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a contract to provide an in-fill radar system and tower. The amount of the award is not material to Elbit Systems Ltd, the parent company of Elbit Systems of America. The work is being performed in Texas.
Elbit has partnered with C Speed to incorporate its LightWave Radar technology
(Credit: C Speed)
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection will soon have another important capability helping secure our southwest border," said Raanan Horowitz, CEO and President, Elbit Systems of America. "This contract allows us to directly support CBP Air and Marine Operations and extend our border security solutions into the air domain."
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, has partnered with C Speed, LLC to incorporate its LightWave Radar technology used for detecting small and low-flying airborne threats in a high clutter environment. C Speed's LightWave radar has also been deployed worldwide to mitigate the effects of wind turbine clutter in similar environments.
"C Speed continually incorporates its state-of-the-art technology into its ground-based radar systems and subsystems." explained David Lysack, President and Chief Executive Officer of C Speed. "This opportunity allows us to provide new capabilities and enhanced performance for our customers while leveraging our field proven architecture and 25 years of operational experience."
This program is another example of Elbit Systems of America delivering solutions supporting CBP's mission to protect U.S. borders. Separately, the company is the prime contractor and system integrator for the Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) system, currently deployed along the Arizona border. Elbit Systems of America furnishes the sensor towers with radar, day/night cameras, and command & control software that correlates sensor information to provide a single operating picture. Information from the towers is networked into Border Patrol Station Command and Control Centers. This system increases situational awareness for Border Patrol Agents. The IFT's high reliability and proven contractor logistics support provides CBP with 24/7 surveillance coverage.