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U.S. Customs orders vehicle inspection systems

By Richard Tomkins
The Rapiscan Eagle M45. Photo courtesy Rapiscan Systems
The Rapiscan Eagle M45. Photo courtesy Rapiscan Systems

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Rapiscan Systems is to supply the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency with medium-energy cargo and vehicle inspection systems over five years.

The inspection systems to be delivered by Rapiscan, the security division of OSI Systems, are the company's Eagle M25 in mobile and fixed variants. The system features proprietary transmission X-ray technology to provide comprehensive detection of threats.

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"We are excited to receive this IDIQ and the first delivery order and look forward to supporting CBP with its mission to secure our borders," said OSI Systems Chief Executive Officer Deepak Chopra. "Our Eagle CVI systems are available in mobile and fixed configurations and deployed worldwide in a broad array of applications."

The five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award, which has also been awarded to four other suppliers, carries a ceiling value of $293 million. An initial order worth $19 million has already been received by the company.

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