Facing increasing pressure from drug dealers using ultralight, hard-to-spot aircraft to smuggle drug loads across the border undetected, the Department of Homeland Security awarded a New York company with a $99.9 million contract for detection technology that can find the aircraft. The contract, awarded to SRCTec Inc., headquartered in Syracuse, NY, is aimed at what DHS has said is a potent threat from smugglers piloting low, slow-flying aircraft, weighing under 300 lbs and carrying minimal amounts of fuel, to get by normal radar.
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