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Telephonics announces MSC order

20th January 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a production contract to Telephonics Corporation for its Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) vehicles to be used on the US-Mexican border, the company announced on 19 January. 

The base value of the contract is $13.5 million along with options. It includes system deliveries and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS).

MSC, also known as the Radar and Video Enforcement Network-Mobile (RaVEN-M), is a fully integrated rapidly deployable mobile ground surveillance system that has the ability to detect, track and classify slow-moving and small targets for border surveillance missions. It will help CBP agents to gather intelligence leading to safer and more precisely targeted interdictions. 

MSC can operate as a networked, virtual fence or a stand-alone system. As a part of an Operational Utility Evaluation, CBP has been using two Telephonics’ MSC vehicles on the southwest border for over nine months. 

Joseph Battaglia, president and chief executive officer, Telephonics, said: ‘Monitoring and protecting the US border is critical to our national security and Telephonics is extremely pleased that CBP has chosen our surveillance vehicle to assist with this important responsibility.

'MSC enhances the effectiveness of our nation’s very capable border patrol agents by providing them with a suite of advanced sensors integrated with a sophisticated decision-making tool set, to successfully detect, classify, track and ultimately apprehend lawbreakers at our borders.’

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