The Jordanian government is seeking an accelerated program for the integration of its new border security network.
Alan Dietrich, DRS Technologies president of C3 & Aviation, said during the AUSA 2009 convention that Jordan wants to have a fully integrated system established sooner than the five- to seven-year timeline currently established.
Dietrich could not go into further detail about what Phase 2 will fully entail. Phase 1 of the Jordanian Border Security Program (JBSP) reached initial operating capability in July with 12 fixed towers and four Humvee-towed mobile units. The system also integrates a number of unmanned sensors to fill gaps in terrain where radar can't reach.
Phase 1 integration was awarded to DRS early last year. The system's sensor-agnostic architecture affords the operator the flexibility to deploy the sentries with sensors that communicate with their network.
DRS offers three radar options for its sentry system: Squire (deployed in Jordan), MSTAR and LYRA. The mobile units feature FLIR's Ranger Radar.
Dietrich also said that JBPS has piqued the interest of the Iraqi Department of Interior as a potential solution to its border issues.