General DynamicsÂ has tested the technical functions of the upgradedÂ Remote Video Surveillance System for the U.S. Customs andÂ Border Protection as part of the program’s deployment schedule.
The company said WednesdayÂ it has also completed the initial field deployment of the system in support of CBP’s surveillance and response operations along the southern U.S. border.
Edward Hudson, vice president and general manager for advanced technology solutions atÂ General Dynamics’ information technology business, noted that the RVSS upgrade works to boost situational awareness, officer safety and operational efficiency.
The system features aÂ wide-area electro-optical and infrared multisensor camera system and a video analytics function and is currently installed on 17 tower sites for the Nogales border patrol station in Arizona.
CBP has also deployed RVSS in Naco and Douglas, also in Arizona.
“[We] are excited to have achieved an initial operating capability in our first area of responsibility,” saidÂ Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner and chief acquisition executive at CBP’s office of technology innovation and acquisition.
General Dynamics One SourceÂ received the potential 10-year, $103 million RVSS upgrade contract for the southern border in July 2013.