Echodyne, the radar platform company, announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Innovation Team has awarded the company a $20 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The five-year agreement enables CBP to expand deployments of Echodyne’s radars and explore new applications for the radars along the country’s land and marine borders and ports of entry.

Echodyne was an early participant in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Echodyne provides its technology directly to DHS as well as integrators that supply systems of systems to DHS and its components.

Radars deployed in field environments enhance agent safety and provide significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities not previously available. Echodyne has already completed delivery of 30 Echodyne EchoGuard Radar Systems under the terms of this contract.

“The award of this contract validates our position as a leader in compact, portable ESA radar systems that improve intelligence and surveillance capabilities in the most challenging defense and homeland security applications,” said Eben Frankenberg, CEO of Echodyne. “We look forward to continuing to innovate and deliver our high-performance radar solutions to address the national security needs of DHS and its components including CBP.”

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