WASHINGTON, 2 July 2008.ICx Technologies, a developer of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection, and commercial applications, won a $14 million contract as part of the U.S Army's multibillion dollar Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Sensors-Combined (BETSS-C) program, run by the Asymmetric Warfare Office.
ICx' Cerberus towers are integrated mobile surveillance units that combine advanced, high-resolution radars with thermal and imaging cameras on a common software platform, making it easier to identify and track potential intruders.
ICx developed Cerberus jointly with the Army's RDECOM, CERDEC Night Vision, Electronic Sensors Directorate, and Customs and Border Patrol. Twenty-two Cerberus units will be deployed to provide advanced security by providing superior situational awareness on flexible, mobile platforms for bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Our military is facing the new reality of asymmetric warfare that requires superior situational awareness. Combining and integrating advanced sensors on mobile platforms will become an increasingly important tool for our troops to fight those challenges," says Adam Strange, president of ICx Tactical Platforms.