Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by the United States Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) service to install an Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT) system
in the U.S. Border Patrol Casa Grande Area of Responsibility (AoR)
The project, valued at approximately $26
million, will be performed over a one-year period.
To date, Elbit Systems has been awarded a number of
contracts from CBP to install IFT systems in numerous AoR’s
covering a total of approximately 200 miles of the Arizona–Mexico
The IFT system comprises a command and
control center and a networked multi-tower, multi-sensor system
that continuously monitors portions of the U.S. southern border.
Information from the towers is sent to the
command and control center at a Border Patrol Station providing
agents with long-range, persistent surveillance and situational
awareness that allows them to dispatch an appropriate response.
Ranaan Horowitz, Elbit
Systems of America President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Elbit
Systems of America is honored to have been selected by the CBP and
the Tohono O’odham Nation to provide a solution to suit the needs
of those living and working along the border in the Casa Grande AoR. This project clearly demonstrates our company’s mission to
provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives.”