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...
Anticipate Trends In CBRNE Detection By Preparing and Planning Today, advises Grant Coffey, FLIR Systems Brand Ambassador and CBRNE Industry Consultant

GAZING Into the CRYSTAL BALL of CBRNE Strategic Response (Learn More, Multi-FLIR PRIMED Videos)

Guest Editorial by Grant Coffey, FLIR Systems Brand Ambassador and CBRNE Industry Consultant, for American Security Today For those in the CBRNE or Hazmat space as an industry specialist, responder, or military...
With its ability to carry and deliver multiple payloads up to 4.4 lbs, an open architecture, and one of the fastest, most powerful embedded artificial intelligence (AI) computing devices available on a sUAS, the SkyRaider is redefining what’s possible with a man-packable UAS.

FLIR Wins $10M USMC Contract for SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial Systems

FLIR Systems, a Platinum Award Winner in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Four Consecutive Years, has been awarded a $10 million contract to deliver dozens of its SkyRaider™ Unmanned Aerial...
Unknown or unexpected contact with a synthetic opioid such as fentanyl or a related compound presents a safety hazard for first responders if they are not prepared with the proper protective equipment (PPE). Reliable detection is one way the DHS S&T is working to protect the nation’s first responders as they deal with the crisis on the front lines, and standards play a key role in ensuring the integrity of such vital detection equipment.

Protecting First Responders with New Fentanyl Detection Standards

The opioid crisis in the United States began in the late 1990s as a result of extensive overuse of physician-prescribed medications. This full-on epidemic is still raging today and has since evolved...

L-3 Receives $21M Order for US TSA Airport Scanners (See in Action)

L-3 Communications has received an order from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its ProVision® 2 next-generation security scanners for primary passenger screening at airports across the United States. The value...

Advanced ISR Sensors & their Impact on Military Power (Learn More-Video)

By Daniel Urchick, Defence IQ Stephen Biddle’s Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle redefined how the world explained military effectiveness by arguing that the way in which a nation uses...

Swordfish MPA Delivers Multi-Role Maritime Air Power (Video)

Saab continues to enhance the Swordfish Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). Detailed design studies have expanded operational capabilities, adding new mission equipment and a significantly expanded operational payload. The Swordfish MPA is the...

Telephonics Awarded ARPDD Retrofit Program (Learn More, Video)

Telephonics has been awarded year two of a multi-year, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) production contract valued at approximately $37M from Lockheed Martin for AN/APS-153(V)1 radar retrofit kits with Automatic Radar Periscope Detection...

Duke Robotics – Invest in Keeping our Troops Safe (Learn More, Multi-Video)

Duke Robotics, developer of advanced robotic systems technology, is offering of up to $15 Million of common stock has been qualified by the SEC under Tier II of Regulation A+. Anyone, not just wealthy...

Join Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative Training (See Video)

The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) will be hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a Finalist in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, at...