Unhindered by costly fuel or aeronautic maintenance the Aerostat systems provide unmatched ISR capabilities. Their true strengths are observed with their Maritime ISR showings as the Aerostat is not “just a balloon” but a persistent, unmanned, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform for Homeland Security and for U.S. allies across the world.

Strategic Benefits of Aerostats for Persistent Surveillance in the Age of Drones (Multi-Video)

Guest Op-Ed By Matt McNiel, TCOM, L.P. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS or, more colloquially, drones) are tremendously useful military assets capable of a variety of non-military applications – from monitoring hurricanes to...
FLIR Griffin™ G510

Army Awards FLIR $28.7M for Next-Gen Chemical Detector (See Video)

FLIR Systems, Two-Time Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, and strong competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, is in receipt of an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD)...
3D-500 Counter Drone Radar

SpotterRF Goes for Hat Trick in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Learn More, Video)

SpotterRF, the leader in low cost compact surveillance radar (CSR), and an 'ASTORS' Award Winner for Two Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce the company's 3D-500, the First Full Dome...
Based on CT imaging technology, the DETECT™ 1000 is a powerful lens with which to see and identify smaller and more advanced threats than ever before, eliminating the burden of removing laptops and liquids from bags.

TSA Orders New CT Checkpoint Baggage Screening Systems (Video)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract option, valued at approximately $2.8 million under the TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program, to Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS). Under the option exercise,...
Resolve’s through-barrier capability removes the need to open containers - hazards remain contained & evidence is preserved - enabling response teams to identify container contents early in an operation, prior to escalation.

UK Border Force Deploys Resolve Handheld HAZMAT Detection System

The UK Border Force is now using the Resolve handheld Raman system, a Gold Award Winner in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, from Agilent Technologies. Providing a revolutionary new capability...
Rickey White pilots and interceptor drone during the ThunderDrone Tech Expo at SOFWERX in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017. The expo provided an opportunity for industry, national laboratories and academia to discuss and promote new and innovative drone technology with the special operations community. (Courtesy of Barry Loo and the USAF)

SOCOM Seeking Technologies for War in a Post-Cyberpunk Era (Multi-Video)

By Kelsey Atherton, C4ISRNET The great trick of computers is that they enable people to be more than human. In a new request for information, the U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for...
Learn More about how DHS S&T is working to develop advanced new screening technologies and tools that can find explosives in baggage & more, to improve threat detection capabilities of current X-ray technologies for checked & carry on baggage systems.

DHS S&T to Improve X-Ray Detection with $3.5M in Awards (Multi-Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a  Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has awarded a total of nearly $3.5 million in funding...
The IBAC 2 is a fully automated biological agent detector that provides 24/7 air monitoring.

FLIR Biological Agent Detectors to Support United States Forces Korea

FLIR Systems, Two-Time Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, and strong competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is in receipt of an order for  FLIR IBAC 2 biological agent detector systems...
The passive system being used here by Amtrak Police, also known as a stand-off explosive detection unit, triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device (PBIED) passes by the mechanism. (Courtesy of Thruvision Group)

As Terrorism ‘Goes to Ground,’ Need New Approach to Checkpoint Security

Guest Editorial by Kevin Gramer, Vice President, Thruvision Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, protecting the flying public has been the top priority of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). A focus of...
The passive system, known as a stand-off explosive detection unit, triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device (PBIED) passes by the mechanism. (Courtesy of Thruvision Group)

New Devices to Detect Suicide Vests in PANYNJ’s Bus Terminal (Video)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) are partnering to test new security technology that can help officials detect whether an individual...