SES Wins Potential $259M CBP Land Interdiction Contract
October 28, 2022
SES is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a contract with a potential value of $259.6 million from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide up to 9 aircraft and associated spares and services for use in land interdiction operations.
SES and our partners will modify newly built, commercially available, FAA-certified King Air 360ER aircraft to a law-enforcement equipped multirole enforcement aircraft (MEA) by reconfiguring the airframe and installing a sensor system and sensor consoles, equipped with the capability to display and export all collected imagery.
The envisioned MEA Land interdiction missions will include:
Detecting, locating, classifying, identifying, and tracking people moving across the borders at locations between designated ports of entry (POE);
Conducting real-time mapping and imagery of infrastructure damage resulting from natural disasters in support of federal, state, and local emergency response operations;
And supporting federal, state, and local LE operations throughout the U.S.
SES Navy Senior Vice President Jim Hoke commented, “This win is a great testament to the team we have assembled to execute this effort. We are honored to be supporting the Customs and Border Protection in this critical mission”.
SES will supply up to nine MEA LI planes under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an ordering period of up to five years.
For the first delivery order, SES will receive $28.2 million to conduct prototyping efforts.