DETROIT, June 3, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has finished installing 10 remote video surveillance systems in the U.S. Border Patrol's Detroit Sector, completing the company's work on all available sites in the Northern Border Project. The systems, delivered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will enhance border surveillance capabilities along 37 miles of the St. Clair River -- the border between Michigan and Ontario.
The Northern Border Project also includes five similar systems Boeing delivered to the Buffalo (N.Y.) Sector. The Buffalo Sector deployment covers 15 miles of the Upper Niagara River.
"These systems will provide immediate tools for border surveillance that will also help enhance agent safety," said Tim Peters, Boeing vice president of Global Security Systems. "We are proud to support Customs and Border Protection in deploying next-generation border security capabilities."
For each deployment, CBP provided the systems' towers, cameras and sensors, while Boeing was responsible for installation and connection to sector headquarters.
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