U.S. CBP Awards Astrophysics, Inc. X-ray Pallet Systems ContractPosted on November 9, 2017 in Company News, Press Releases
Scanners Will Support Inspection Sites Nationwide
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (November 9, 2017) – United States (U.S.) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded Astrophysics, Inc. a contract for Cargo / Large Pallet (CLP) X-ray systems, valued at up to $6 million. The two-year contract will include the Astrophysics XIS-1818 scanner along with service and maintenance in support of CBP’s Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Program.
Astrophysics’ systems will facilitate CBP cargo screening for high-risk threats, contraband and trade law violations at airports, seaports and land ports of entry. This contract follows a previous five-year contract with CBP that included delivery of sixty-five (65) Astrophysics units.
“This win reflects CBP’s satisfaction with our current performance and their confidence in Astrophysics to provide superior cargo screening solutions,” commented Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Francois Zayek. “As a U.S.-based business and manufacturer, we are honored to continue our partnership with CBP and advance their critical security mission.”
Astrophysics, Inc. is a world leader in X-ray security screening. Operators in over 145 countries use the advanced scanning and color imaging features to detect contraband hidden in objects ranging from suitcases to cargo containers. Each X-ray scanner is assembled in the U.S. and designed for every customer’s unique security mission. Astrophysics has deployed more than 20,000 scanners around the globe, helping customers protect lives, secure property and make the world a safer place.