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Border Patrol to use Telephonics system

New Telephonics products will be a significant improvement

New Telephonics products will be a significant improvement on the 34 mobile surveillance systems the company has already sold to the Border Patrol for Southwest border activities, a company executive said. Credit: Telephonics

Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corp. said Thursday that it has received approval from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to begin supplying a new mobile surveillance system for the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Telephonics product, its Mobile Surveillance Capability system, was part of a previously awarded Department of Homeland Security contract valued at an initial $12.8 million for the first year, with a possibility of renewals for another $45 million over an additional four-year period.

"The MSC systems leverage Telephonics’ previously deployed and proven surveillance technology which has effectively detected, identified and tracked items of interest along the U.S.-Mexican Border," Telephonics said.

“Telephonics is excited about starting this very important DHS-CBP program so we can begin sealing the border while protecting the men and women in harm’s way,” Donald C. Pastor, Telephonics electronic systems division president, said.

“We look forward to supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection by enhancing the agents’ ability to perform their vital mission. This latest tool is an enhanced version of Telephonics’ successful Mobile Surveillance System which is currently deployed on the U.S.-Mexican Border."

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