SOURCE: Astrophysics


December 03, 2014 11:15 ET

Astrophysics Awarded Five Year, $23.1 Million Contract From the Department of Homeland Security

Contract to Provide Astrophysics X-Ray Systems to United States Customs & Border Protection Agency

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) - Astrophysics Inc., a leader in conventional and air cargo security X-ray inspection systems, today announced that the company has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Department of Homeland Security, United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency.

CBP can use this contract, with a ceiling of $23.1 million, to provide Astrophysics' equipment around the world. The contract allows purchasing of small, medium and large X-ray systems, their associated peripherals, training, and warranties in support of CBP's Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) program. 

"In this day of budget cuts and reduced government spending, Astrophysics' solutions represent both the best value and cutting-edge technology. In addition, our systems are manufactured in the U.S., providing the ideal combination of advantages for today's security needs," said Francois Zayek, CEO of Astrophysics. "Our systems are known the world over for their speed, reliability and accuracy, and we are honored to have been chosen as a solution to help protect our borders and support the CBP professionals who keep our country safe from those who would do us harm."

In addition to industry standard 3 color imaging, Astrophysics' systems feature a unique 6 color view that helps operators more easily distinguish threat items from non-threat items based on atomic weight and density.

The following systems will be provided to CBP:

  • The XIS-6545 for small parcel inspection
  • The XIS-1080 for medium parcel inspection
  • The XIS 100XDV for large parcel inspection

Astrophysics provides systems for Ports & Borders, Critical Infrastructure, Court Houses and Prisons, Transportation and Aviation environments, delivering thousands of systems globally. For more information, please visit us at

About Astrophysics Inc.:
Astrophysics offers advanced X-ray security screening systems that help operators detect and identify weapons and explosives in civil and military markets worldwide. Astrophysics exports to over 60 countries and builds all its own products domestically in Southern California. The corporate headquarters located in the City of Industry, California is the manufacturing facility for air cargo, conventional and mobile solutions. A second facility in Ontario, California is the primary location for research and development, and the high energy cargo and portal systems.

The company employs over 140 employees in the U.S., and has affiliate companies globally. For more information about Astrophysics, visit

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