Army awards $248 million contract for detection, screening technology

Rapiscan Systems, the security division of OSI Systems, Inc., a vertically-integrated specialized electronic product provider for critical applications in the healthcare and security industries, has been awarded a $248 million contract by the U.S. Army.

The three year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is valued at up to $248 million for entry control point non-intrusive inspection systems, including Rapiscan’s Eagle Cargo, the company's vehicle inspection products, and its Secure 1000 personnel screening solution.

“We are pleased to support the U.S. Army with our advanced personnel screening and cargo and vehicle inspection products,” Deepak Chopra, the OSI systems chairman and CEO, said. “This contract will allow us to demonstrate how Rapiscan solutions can be deployed in even the most demanding environments to provide comprehensive screening capabilities.”

The awarding of the IDIQ is part of the U.S. Army’s Joint Program Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, Force Protection Systems. The contract will be used to help the Army’s global force protection requirements.

Rapiscan, a prime contractor for the IDIQ, is one of the seven awardees for the contract.

“This significant contract award builds on our substantial experience supporting the U.S. DOD and underscores that sophisticated customers such as the U.S. Army are increasingly looking for Rapiscan to not only provide great technology, but also provide solutions that address their most important operational and security requirements,” Ajay Mehra, Rapiscan Systems' president, said.