General Dynamics has obtained full operating capability status from the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Customs and Border ProtectionÂ agency for a company-built remote video surveillance platform.
The company said Tuesday it achieved the FOC designation for the updated Remote Video Surveillance SystemÂ after it completed the field testing and deployment phase along the southern U.S. border over a two-year period.
RVSS is designed to be installed on towers and elevated structures and has electro-optical and infrared sensorsÂ as well as video management tool with analytics functions that work to provide ground-based surveillance to border patrol officers.
The company has fielded the upgraded RVSS to several locations in Arizona with a plan to deploy the system to two sites in Texas this year.
General Dynamicsâ€™ One Source business updated RVSS under a contract CBP awarded in July 2013.
The company also designed CBPâ€™s Relocatable RVSS through the Federal Aviation Administrationâ€™s technical support services contract and supported the deployment of the U.S. Coast Guardâ€™s Rescue 21 command, control and communications platform.