U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract to provide border security surveillance for land ports of entry along the southwest U.S. border. The pilot program will offer total operational security while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology (IT) sector will design, develop, test and install a surveillance solution to secure more than 40 official border crossings along the 1,900-mile U.S. border with Mexico, from San Diego, Calif., to Brownsville, Texas. The company will also train personnel.