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DHS Revives Elbit Systems-Built Border Monitoring System in Arizona

CellTowerThe Department of Homeland Security has restored the operations of a border monitoring system in southern Arizona built by Elbit Systems of America, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

Aliya Sternstein writes local border patrol personnel have started to use the virtual wall to track human trafficking and drug smuggling activities after a two-week evaluation of the system.

Personnel also use the technology transmit video surveillance feeds from fixed towers in Arizona to the computer screens of border patrol personnel, according to the report.

Sternstein writes the towers also contain cameras and ground sensors.

The Elbit Systems subsidiary won the contract in February 2014 to develop the sensor towers and command and control tools for Customs and Border Protection.

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