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Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a $26 million (€23 million) contract by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to install an Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) system in the Casa Grande area of Arizona. This will increase the area of the Arizona-Mexico border covered by IFTs to approx. 200 miles.

The IFT system comprises a command and control (C2) centre and a networked multi-tower, multi-sensor system that continuously monitors portions of the US southern border. Information from the towers is sent to the C2 centre at a Border Patrol Station, providing agents with long-range, persistent surveillance and situational awareness that allows them to dispatch an appropriate response.

“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 [area of responsibility]. This project clearly demonstrates our company’s mission to provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives,” stated company President and CEO, Ranaan Horowitz.

Elbit Systems’ Integrated Fixed Tower. (Photo: Elbit Systems)

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