Elbit Subsidiary to Protect U.S. Borders

Haaretz Staff
Haaretz Staff

As part of the Boeing-led team that was selected to develop the SBInet border security program, Elbit System's subsidiary Kollsman announced it would supply technology to identify threats, deter and prevent crossings, and apprehend intruders along U.S. borders.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it awarded the contract to Boeing based on its consortium's experience.

Also weighing in the team's favor was Kollsman's ability to deliver the border security technology used today in extreme temperatures and high-threat environments elsewhere in the world.

"Illegal immigration, smuggling and terrorism have taken center stage as potential threats right on our doorstep, and we are strongly motivated to develop the best border security solution for protecting the country," notes Tim Taylor, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America."With our technology supporting the agents who provide daily protection, SBInet will help to restore a sense of safety and security among Americans."

The Boeing team also includes Lucent, L3 Communications, Perot Systems and Unisys Global Public Sector.

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