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SAIC to deliver VACIS technology to Army

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Science Applications International Corp. for a delivery of the company's mobile threat inspection technology.

U.S. company SAIC was awarded a more than $97 million deal from the Army for the company's Military Mobile VACIS weapons and explosives inspection systems. The ruggedized technology offers Army units a vehicle and cargo analysis technology that produces digital images to identify potential threats.

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The VACIS order, which also includes maintenance services, is an effort by the Army to equip soldiers with advanced non-intrusive vehicle inspections technologies that can be deployed in remote locations.

"Since 1994, SAIC has provided hundreds of VACIS systems in fixed and mobile configurations to military forces, customs agencies and other security organizations around the world," Alex Preston, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager, said in a statement.

"We are pleased that the Army has once again chosen SAIC's VACIS inspection systems to help protect troops overseas, secure vital assets and aid in the fight against terrorism."

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