Haifa, Israel. 26 June 2019. Elbit Systems announced that its subsidiary in the U.S., Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), was awarded an approximately $26 million contract from the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to install an Integrated Fixed Towers (“IFT”) system in the U.S. Border Patrol Casa Grande Area of Responsibility (“AoR”) in Arizona. The project will be performed over a one-year period. To date, Elbit Systems of America 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 border.
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. This capability provides greater safety for the agents patrolling the border in the Casa Grande AoR.
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.”
In addition to the company’s Integrated Fixed Towers, Elbit Systems of America has developed a number of other border security measures and technology.