AS&E announced the receipt of a $14 million contract award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's CanScan Program to design and build a non-intrusive inspection (NII) system for air cargo. The first phase of the contract has been funded for $2.2 million. This system will have the ability to automatically detect and identify a wide variety of threat materials, including explosives, drugs, currency, and weapons at border crossings, maritime ports, and airports.
After a competitive procurement process, DHS selected AS&E, who, with Bubble Technology Industries, adopted an innovative system concept that provides advanced imaging through multimodal, active interrogation techniques.
"Material discrimination capability could be an important breakthrough for AS&E's cargo inspection offerings," said Anthony Fabiano, president and CEO. "This award by DHS is a testament to AS&E's commitment to pioneer the most advanced inspection solutions for our nation's security requirements. We look forward to our continued work with DHS S&T and the CanScan program to deliver a reliable technology solution for detecting a wider range of threats in air cargo."
Fabiano continued, "We have a long history with Bubble Technology Industries and we are very pleased to collaborate with them on this critical program for the U.S. government."