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Global Technical Systems Awarded Contract for Delivering Ultra-Light Aircraft Detection Systems to USCBP

Global Technical Systems (GTS), headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award, fixed price contract for delivery of Ultra-Light Aircraft Detection (ULAD) Systems to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition (OTIA) (Contract: HSBP10-13-D-00004).

Provided through Customs and Border Protection Office of Administration, Procurement Directorate, Aviation, Maritime and Border Technologies Contracting Division; the contract, which includes a 2 year base period and eight (8) one year options, has a ceiling value of $100,000,000.

The purpose of the ULAD System is to support CBP's role in homeland security and law enforcement through detection and tracking of ultra-light aircraft or similar low and slow flying, small radar cross section aircraft that violate US borders. The scope of work includes ULAD system fabrication, procurement, delivery, training, and lifecycle support.

The winning GTS Team includes Accipiter Radar Corporation and DRS Technologies. Work will be performed at GTS Headquarters in Virginia Beach, teammate sites listed below and at Border Patrol Stations throughout the US.

GTS, a premier provider of COTS based, advanced engineering solutions, has been serving DHS and CBP for more than a decade. GTS provides innovative, cost-effective, high-tech engineering products and product-based services encompassing latest generation software and hardware solutions and engineering services for homeland security, defense and other critical government interests. GTS expertise in advanced technologies generates products and services across a spectrum that includes: C4ISR systems, mission-critical combat systems processing, biometrics, cyber security, military combat systems hardware production, advanced radar and sensor systems, and depot repair and logistics. Kevin McTigue, Vice President for Business Development for GTS remarked: "The GTS Team is honored to have been selected to provide this pivotal capability to the US Customs and Border Protection. Our team was assembled because it brings the right technology, expertise and experience to address this serious border security challenge. We look forward to working again with the men and women of CBP!"

Accipiter Radar provides high-performance radar and sensor information networks engineered to detect, track and characterize targets such as small vessels, low-flying aircraft, and birds. The result is enhanced, wide-area security for applications including homeland security, law enforcement, critical infrastructure protection, bird strike prevention and environmental protection. It's Total Coverage™ radar and Accipiter® digital radar processing systems, already in use at DoD and FAA facilities, will be provided to the ULAD program and supported from its Orchard Park, New York facility. For more information about Accipiter Radar please visit

DRS Technologies, Inc. provides integrated products, systems and support services to all branches of the U.S. military, major aerospace and defense prime contractors, government intelligence agencies, international military forces, and industrial and homeland defense markets. DRS employs approximately 7,500 people worldwide and has annual revenues of over $2.5 billion dollars. DRS has provided engineering, technical, field service, logistic, administrative and program management support to vital government interests for almost 40 years. For ULAD, DRS will provide Logistics Support services, including all documentation, field support, and system maintenance. For more information about DRS Technologies please visit

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