SAIC Awarded Contract for Additional Pallet VACIS® Inspection Systems at Kingston Transshipment Port Jamaica
(SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, VA) 03/15/06 -- Science Applications International Corporation's (SAIC) Security and Transportation Technology Business Unit announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Port Authority of Jamaica to supply and install two additional Pallet VACIS® inspection systems at the Kingston Transshipment Port Jamaica. The Port Authority of Jamaica currently has five Pallet VACIS® units, which have been operational since 2004 and 2005.
SAIC's VACIS® gamma ray-based inspection systems are designed for the non-intrusive inspection of the contents of trucks, containers and cargo. The Pallet VACIS® unit consists of a self-contained gamma ray imaging system designed to quickly image fully loaded pallets or pallet-sized containers. The Pallet VACIS® unit is ideal for any number of industrial or military uses, including customs facilities and checkpoints at seaports, airports and land borders.
“This project is a continuation of SAIC's ongoing relationship with the Jamaican Port Authority in support of its security measures to help keep illicit contraband from entering and leaving Jamaica,” said Alex Preston, general manager of SAIC's Security and Transportation Technology Business Unit. “This follow-on order is evidence of the confidence in our systems to assist Jamaican Customs with their vital mission.”
SAIC's VACIS inspection systems, deployed and operational in 20 countries worldwide, are designed to assist customs, port, terminal and checkpoint authorities with manifest verification, tariff collection and the identification of contraband and other suspicious items.
SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2005, the company reported annual revenues of $7.2 billion. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics. SAIC: FROM SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS™
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