The WASP Lite is a compact aerostat offering a smaller footprint than the larger WASP system. Highly mobile, it can be deployed virtually anywhere – from a rooftop, pickup truck, boat or utility vehicle.

Drone Aviation Delivers $1.1M in WASP Lite to US Army (Multi-Video)

Drone Aviation, a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and homeland security customers, recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program for Best Persistent Aerial Monitoring Solution,...
S&T’s NUSTL collaborated with first responders, DOE, and FEMA to publish the “Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Response Guidance: Planning for the First 100 Minutes,” is designed to encourage comprehensive radiological preparedness and assist first responders and local jurisdictions to both operationalize and implement best practices for RDD detonation response. Pictured here, a radioactive blast releasing radioactive ballistic fragments into the surrounding environment. (From the video, Courtesy of DHS S&T)

S&T Returns with NUSTL Responder RAD Preparedness in 2019 ‘ASTORS’

A radiological dispersal device (RDD), or 'dirty bomb,' detonation in a local jurisdiction will have significant consequences for public safety, responder health and critical infrastructure operations. First responders and emergency managers must...
“We are spending all this manpower and hours patting down children and elderly veterans in wheelchairs but the airport workers motivated by greed can smuggle whatever it needs past security.” (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Dangerous TSA Airport Security Loophole Could Put Everyone At Risk

July 7, 2019 – In Breaking News – DAily Caller A Fox News report Wednesday revealed the dangerous TSA airport security loophole that vendor trucks driving through airport gates go unchecked or...
Increasing passenger security scans at airports from 200 to 1,200 per hour. Thanks to breakthrough technologies using carbon nanotubes together with AI for new generation X-ray equipment with disruptive imaging performance, passengers will no longer queue up for security checks, and airports will free a lot of space for commercial use or increase in traffic. (Courtesy of Thales)

Thales & Micro-X Partner to Speed Up Airport Check-In (Multi-Video)

From airport checkpoints to counter terrorism to future medical imaging devices, the use of x-ray 3D imaging is the cornerstone of many of the applications that are critical to security and...
Quickly and easily identify chemical hazards at the site of interest with the self-contained FLIR Griffin™ G510 portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS). It complements presumptive detectors used during emergency missions, by enabling responders to analyze all phases of matter (liquid, solid, vapor) so they can take immediate action.

FLIR Adds Key Features to Griffin G510 Portable Chemical Detector

FLIR Systems, a recognized Winner in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, for Three Consecutive Years, have made available multiple new enhancements to its Griffin™ G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector. The Griffin™ G510,...
$500 drones are disrupting the $400B security industry as 3D threats render 2D solutions obsolete. Echodyne provides all-weather 3D situational awareness necessary to secure critical infrastructure, public spaces, smart cities, and countries from new and existing threats. (Courtesy of Echodyne Corp.)

The Challenge of Drone Use and Drone Security for Law Enforcement

Guest Editorial by Leo McCloskey, Echodyne, VP Marketing On a drizzly day in November 2017, on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the San Francisco 49ers were hosting the Seattle Seahawks in an...
SWORD Mobile Based Security Platform provides an IoT level of situational awareness, detection and recognition by combining the latest in state-of-the-art technologies to identify concealed threats and known threat actors, soon to be incorporated in the Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses provide a wearable smart display.

SWORD™ Selects ‘Vuzix Blade’ for Smart Glasses Threat Detect Rollout

Eight time record-breaking 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner Royal Holdings, has selected Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses as the smart glasses rollout hardware for SWORD™, a mobile based security solution providing an...
The finalists’ technologies show tremendous promise to intercept illicit opioids without disrupting the flow of international mail. Their detection solutions range from machine learning to hyperspectral imaging to X-ray diffraction technologies. Following a 14-week accelerator, DHS will work closely with select teams to pilot and deploy the best tools in operational environments. (Courtesy of YouTube)

8 Finalists: $1.5M Challenge to Detect Illicit Opioids Entering US via Mail

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Winner, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has announced eight finalists in the first stage of the Opioid Detection Challenge. The...
As Flight 63 was flying over the Atlantic Ocean, Richard Reid — an Islamic fundamentalist from the United Kingdom, and self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda operative — carried shoes that were packed with two types of explosives. He had been refused permission to board the flight the day before. (Courtesy of YouTube)

DHS S&T Shoe Scanner Technology Aims to Improve Airport Security

The types of shoes you wear when flying matter. And not just shoe types. Size, material, soles and heels are also very important. Why? Shoes can become dangerous vehicles for terrorists’ plots. On December...
There is no other counterfire radar in the world as small, light, and affordable as the LCMR. (Courtesy of SRCTec, LLC)

Army Receives 400th SRCTec Light-weight Counter-Mortar Radar System

SRCTec is pleased to announce the delivery of the 400th AN/TPQ-50 LCMR counterfire radar system to the U.S. Army. The Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR) family of systems provides continuous 3-D, 360-degree surveillance...