The U.S. Department of Defense announced a contract to Advanced Technologies System Co. Inc. for the supply of Mobile Surveillance Sensor Security System (MS3) to Egypt.
As per a DoD statement issued today, the company was awarded $94 million for the Mobile Surveillance Sensor Security System (MS3) Phase II. This contract provides for fixed-site surveillance towers, an agile truck based Mobile Border Surveillance Vehicle, a Mobile Border Surveillance System Model 1300, a Mobile Field Workshop to perform on-site maintenance, and contractor logistics support. This mobile surveillance sensor security system can help track intruders and small vehicles.
The U.S. State Department had approved the sale in July 2015. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said back then that the system will provide Egypt with advanced capabilities intended to bolster its border surveillance capabilities along its border with Libya and elsewhere. It added that that this procurement was intended for Egyptian Border Guard Forces, which lacked any remote detection capability along unpatrolled areas of Egypt’s borders. This system will also provide an early warning capability to allow for faster response times to mitigate threats to the border guards and the civilian population.
Advanced Technologies won $64 million in October 2017 to deliver these systems to Cairo.