Integrated Defense and Security Solutions, IDSS, has announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a base contract, valued at approximately USD 4.4 million for a 12-month development effort related to the new TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS), the company said.
Under the contract, TSA will acquire several prototypes of the DETECTâ¢ 1000 screening system with support, and options to purchase additional prototype systems in the future.
In parallel, since June, TSA has been demonstrating the DETECTâ¢ 1000 operationally at Boston´s Logan Airport. Several other US and international customers have also obtained IDSS systems for operational evaluation.
This award complements several other development contracts IDSS has recently been awarded by other agencies. These contracts, totaling over USD 8 million in funding, are with other government agencies for systems and for adding new capabilities to the DETECTâ¢ 1000 to automate the detection of certain threat types, as well as to develop new solutions for other security applications.
Founded in 2012 by experienced security technology developers, IDSS is focused on delivering high performance, next generation security systems to replace the existing manual detection approach of X-ray based systems, currently in use at most airports worldwide.