Tethered aerostat radar system recompete won by PeratonNews
February 05, 2020
HERNDON, Va. Peraton has received a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) contract, comprising one base with four option years, valued at up to $277.5 million. The contract is a recompete intended to extend Peraton's portfolio providing operations and integrated logistics support for TARS.
TARS is an element of the Homeland Security Domain Awareness Network and a contributor to law-enforcement operations along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Florida Straits, and a portion of the Caribbean to counter drug trafficking, human trafficking, and smuggling.
Through the TARS contract, Peraton will operate and maintain a series of airborne radar platforms and associated infrastructure to provide detection and monitoring for interdicting low-level air, maritime and surface smugglers, and narcotics traffickers.
Using tethered aerostats resembling blimps, TARS operators relay data to the DHS that is used to monitor activity. Surveillance data is then shared with the U.S. military and international law enforcement partners conducting related air surveillance and air sovereignty missions.