Science and technology company Leidos has been awarded a prime contract by the Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations and Cargo Conveyance Security to provide a nonintrusive inspection system for high-energy rail infrastructure.
The multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has an ordering period up five years beginning July 1, 2020, with an approximate total value of $379 million.
Leidos is honored to support the mission of the men and women of CBP protecting the flow of commerce, said Jim Moos, Leidos Civil Group president.
“This effort requires screening technology that is fast, frictionless and fully integrated,” he added. “We are proud to provide this non-intrusive inspection technology and support CBP as they screen nearly $180 billion of rail freight each year.”
Part of CBP’s mission is to facilitate legitimate international trade by inspecting cars, trucks, railcars and sea containers as well as personal luggage, packages, parcels and flat mail using NII systems. This screening helps CBP effectively and efficiently detect and prevent inadmissible persons, contraband, unreported currency, guns, ammunition and other illegal merchandise from being smuggled into the country.
Under the contract, Leidos will integrate, deploy and train CBP staff to use its VACIS IR6500 high-energy rail inspection system. The system includes container optical character recognition, a railcar identification system, conveyance cameras, a control subsystem display extensible to biometrics, and is capable of integrating radiation detection equipment.