X-ray technology designer Astrophysics recently won an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide Low Energy Portals (LEPs) for non-intrusive inspection (NII) of Privately Owned Vehicle s (POVs) at U.S. border crossings.
The contract has an order option period of up to 12 years beginning September 21, 2021, with a total value of up to $390 million. The initial order is for over $82 million, including options, with the first HXC-LaneScan deployment in 2022.
Featuring a slim 12-foot footprint, the HXC-LaneScan fits inside a standard traffic lane and accommodates POVs including trucks, vans, and SUVs. The HXC-LaneScan uniquely features a large single monitor with an intuitive interface, offering operators a visually simplified and more efficient way to quickly clear or identify threats and contraband. The Astrophysics HXC-LaneScan is proudly designed and assembled in California, to the highest quality standards. Under the IDIQ, Astrophysics will deploy the HXC-LaneScan to support CBP’s mission in protecting the American people, safeguarding our borders, and enhancing the nation’s economic prosperity.
“As an American manufacturer, we are honored to continue our partnership with the U.S. CBP and excited that Astrophysics and the HXC-LaneScan was selected to support its critical security mission,” said CEO François Zayek. “We are confident that our advanced technology provides the ideal solution for CBP to efficiently examine privately owned vehicles (POVs) at the U.S. border.”