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Astrophysics Inc awarded $6 million United States Navy contract
Rapidly growing X-ray systems manufacturer Astrophysics Inc. of City of Industry, CA, has won a $6 million dollar contract from the U.S. Navy to protect entry control points deployed at seaports around the world. The company’s X-ray solutions will be used to screen visitors and personnel before they embark and to accelerate offloading processes.
Astrophysics was selected from a large field of competitors to fulfill the Navy’s XRBS program’s five-year contract to supply and deploy ruggedized X-ray inspection systems. According to company sources, Astrophysics’ competitive advantages in the bidding included not only that the company buys primarily from U.S. vendors, but also that it has its own fabrication facility, enabling it to pass manufacturing savings along to customers.
“Astrophyics is known around the world for market-leading solutions,” said Francois Zayek, founder and CEO of the company and a former VP of Research, Development and Engineering at Perkins Elmer, who is known globally for his engineering innovations. “We have a long history of helping protect men and women that protect our great nation and we are pleased to announce this contract.”
The Navy selected Astrophysics’ XIS-7858 system which features a standard 180kV generator for heightened penetration and enhanced object recognition. The XIS-7858 is the ideal screening solution for any location in need of increased screening dimensions within a consolidated space. The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract was issued by the Navy XRBS program which is managed by the Crane Division out of Indiana.
Astrophysics offers X-Ray security screening systems that help operators detect and identify weapons and explosives in civil and military markets worldwide. The company exports to over 60 countries and builds all its own products domestically in Southern California. The corporate headquarters located in City of Industry, CA is the manufacturing facility for air cargo, conventional and mobile solutions. A second facility in Ontario, CA is the primary location for research and development, and the high energy cargo and portal systems.
Astrophysics markets range from Air Cargo, Aviation and Transport to Corporate and Hotels, Customs and Border Protection, Government, Law Enforcement and the Military. The company employs over 140 employees in the U.S. and has affiliate company’ globally. For more information about Astrophysics, visit www.astrophysics.com.