Border Surveillance System Upgrade Reaches Full Operational Capability
The system is now scheduled for deployment in Texas.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has determined the Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) upgrade has achieved a full operating capability. The RVSS capability is currently operational in Nogales, Douglas, Naco, Yuma and Ajo, Arizona, with relocatable deployments planned this year in McAllen and Laredo, Texas.
Located on elevated towers and structures, the RVSS advanced electro-optical and infrared sensors provide persistent ground surveillance to border patrol agents. It uses a video management system with real-time analytics to effectively detect, track, identify, classify and respond to missions along U.S. borders.
In July 2013, CBP awarded General Dynamics One Source a contract to upgrade the RVSS capability along the southern U.S. border. General Dynamics One Source is comprised of General Dynamics Information Technology and General Dynamics Mission Systems.