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ATSC’s integrated autonomous surveillance towers protect over 26,000km of border perimeters globally. The company’s autonomous and highly-customizable systems are built for long range protection, scalability, and affordability.

 

McLean, VA – For over two decades, Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) has been a trusted partner to the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and security cooperation partner nations  with their development, deployment, and support of autonomous surveillance towers protecting highly contested borders in numerous  countries.  ATSC’s nationwide border security solutions are upgraded with the latest artificial intelligence software and customizable sensor packages to help track people, vehicles, drones, and other “objects of interest” at extended range.

 

“Taking feedback from deployed systems, front line operators, and government experts, we have upgraded our cutting-edge surveillance towers and force protection systems with advanced technologies to serve as a force multiplier for servicemen and servicewomen managing critical national security missions,” explained Habib Debs, Chairman and CEO of ATSC.

 

ATSC has been an under-the-radar Prime Contractor the past two decades securing over $650M in U.S. and allied Government contracts without publicity of the achievements.  The company successfully secured highly-competed programs critical to national security over traditional prime defense contractors and well-funded venture backed companies by fusing intuitive software with the latest hardware advancements, and at prices that governments can affordably scale.

 

Our company employs the most impassioned veterans, technologists, and product strategists around the world to bring the most operationally-effective and future-proofed force protection and border tower solutions to military personnel and first responders – at a fair price.  We are laser-focused on delivering disproportionate value for the most price competitive to give our customers an advantage,” said Paul Debs, President of ATSC.

 

ATSC’s Next Generation Tower Systems are designed to autonomously detect, classify, track, and defeat “objects of interest” using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, and long-range advanced hardware.  Built from the ground up to be highly modular and configurable to evolving customer requirements, ATSC’s systems are interoperable with over 150 different sensors and effectors.

 

The company’s specialization in fusion of combat-proven radar, optics, electronic warfare sensors, networked communication systems, and kinetic/non-kinetic efforts into an intuitive user display gives military, government, and commercial customers access to purpose-built and proven solutions that safely monitor and protect borders and critical infrastructure.

 

To learn more about ATSC’s integrated border surveillance and force protection solutions, contact info@atscva.com.

 

ABOUT ATSC:

Advanced Technology Systems Company is a private, high growth technology company that builds cutting-edge security solutions for military, government, and commercial customers. ATSC solutions help customers make better, smarter, faster decisions that save lives.  The company’s technology autonomously protects over 26,000km of highly-contested borders and is continuously adapting to latest emerging threats facing servicemen and servicewomen on the front lines.  ATSC’s technology is trusted by dozens of customers including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and international military allies. Visit www.atscva.com to learn more.

McLean, Virginia, April 8th, 2024 – Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) of McLean, Virginia continues to provide decades of experience in Force Protection, Border Security, Maritime Domain Awareness and Mobile Surveillance/Security solutions and today announces our latest version of the Mobile Border Surveillance Vehicles (MBSV) family, the MBSV-A2 which supports counter-UAS capabilities through ATSC’s DroneStingTM. With the recent successful testing of our MBSV-A2 at our Gilbert, Arizona facility, the platform is ideally designed for today’s mission-critical sea, land, and air surveillance operations. MSBV systems have successfully performed in austere conditions and terrains to provide support to our many clients, from EUCOM, AFRICOM, INDOPACOM to CENTCOM, in support of Security Cooperation and Foreign Military Sales programs. A variety of configurations of our MBSV platforms are already deployed to ensure our commitment and guarantee the safety/security of those whom our products serve by providing scalable MBSV solutions that are tailored to customer requirements.


“With our past, current successes, and recent contract awards for Border Security, ATSC is ecstatic about the MBSV family’s product line that is available to customers for worldwide delivery. The MBSV’s open architecture allows the series to scale with the dynamic landscape of technology requirements in an ever-changing global security environment” states Paul Debs, President ATSC.

McLean, Virginia, January 26, 2024 – Advanced Technology Systems CO {ATSC), Mclean, VA, a global provider of leading edge CSISR solutions, Al/ML, Maritime and Border Surveillance, DroneSting C-UAS, Precision Aerial Delivery, ILS, and Force Protection is honored to announce the appointment of Mark Kockler as our new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

 

With over two decades of unparalleled expertise in financial management, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, Kockler joins our organization as an invaluable asset. His proven track record of success in navigating the intricacies of the highly regulated government contracting industry makes him a key addition to our team. Notably, he has spearheaded numerous successful government services transactions, facilitating sales to some of the world’s largest defense contractors, including Raytheon, BAE Systems, Boeing, and CACI.

 

Kockler holds a Master of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University, a testament to his dedication to both academic and professional achievement. We are confident that his appointment will further elevate our organization’s financial capabilities and contribute to our continued growth and success.

 

“Welcome on-board Mark. We’re proud to have someone with your skills and abilities on our team and we look forward to the insights you have to bring!”, Habib Debs, Chairman & CEO of ATSC.

McLean, Virginia, January 26, 2024 – Advanced Technology Systems CO (ATSC), Mclean, VA, a global provider of leading edge C5ISR solutions, AI/ML, Maritime and Border Surveillance, DroneSting™ C-UAS, Precision Aerial Delivery, ILS, and Force Protection is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce Jette to the ATSC Board of Advisors.

 

A former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, Dr. Jette has been providing strategic leadership and consulting to both the Department of Defense, defense and energy industry. Dr. Jette received his Doctor of Philosophy in Material Science – Solid State from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering and Chemistry from the United States Military Academy.

 

“Dr. Jette’s talents and experience will be invaluable as we accelerate our global expansion and continue to evolve our technical solutions supporting our warfighters.” Habib Debs, Chairman & CEO of ATSC said, “We are excited to have Bruce on our Advisory Board and look forward to working closely with him.”

Friday, November 17, 2023

McLean, Virginia, September 7, 2023 – The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the award of CTSE $1.8B IDIQ and DO#1 $23,421,877.51 (#70B02C23D00000024) to Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC), Mclean, VA to support the consolidation of its current and future border and maritime security surveillance towers.

 

The IST Program will use the CTSE IDIQ contracts over 14 years of total performance to acquire medium and long-range surveillance towers. These surveillance towers will be comprised of multiple subsystems that allow U.S. Border Patrol Agents to continuously detect, identify, classify, and track Items of Interest (IoI) 24 hours a day, seven days a week within each tower system’s area of coverage under typical operating conditions found along the southern and northern borders. Each CTSE surveillance tower will be customized to the threat and operational/ environmental conditions of the Border Patrol Station Area of Responsibility (AoR) in which they will be deployed. CTSE consists of the following subsystems: Tower subsystem, Power subsystem, Instrumentation subsystem, and Communications subsystem. The IST Program will acquire approximately 277 new IST towers in 53 separate USBP AoRs and upgrade approximately 191 legacy surveillance towers in 31 separate AoRs.

 

“We are honored to have received this award in support of the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection’s mission requirements. We look forward to the execution and delivery of ATSC systems aimed at supporting DHS/CBP efforts to improve security and operational control with leading, proven integrated technologies” said Paul Debs, President ATSC.”

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

McLean, Virginia, 22 August 2023 – After initial successful completion of Delivery Order #1 for the US Army’s Security Surveillance System (SSS) W909MY-21-D-0005 providing kits plus spares to the customer, PM Force Protection Systems (PM FPS) Delivery Order #2 was awarded to ATSC.

 

ATSC President, Paul Debs, I am incredibly proud of the team and the capability we have provided to the US Government. Being able to provide systems that ensure the safety and security of our Armed Forces is a privilege and responsibility we do not take lightly. We are building upon the lessons we’ve learned from the first DO and refining and improving the systems capability with an eye towards incorporating next generation sensors.”

Sunday, 23 July, 2023

McLean, Virginia, 23 July 2023 – RSI, of Huntsville, AL wins small business set-aside re-compete for Ft. Moore UH-60 Maintenance Program. Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) of Virginia is proud to announce that it has received an award as part of the Radial Solutions Inc. (RSi) team to support maintenance of the UH-60 for the US Army. The contract award was made May 15 to RSi with ATSC’s portion representing $18M over 5 years.

 

“We are honored to have received this award and are excited to continue our work as part of the RSi team, to support the warfighter” said Paul Debs, President ATSC.

Friday, 19 November, 2021

McLean, VA (19 November 2021) – The Department of Defense announced the award of a Border Surveillance Program with Georgia to ATSC.

 

Advanced Technology Systems Company Inc.,* McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $12,524,884 firm-fixed-price contract for tactical surveillance systems, mobile border surveillance vehicles, command and control operations rooms, relay towers, spare parts and various support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of April 28, 2023. Fiscal 2022 Foreign Military Sales Credit (Georgia) funds in the amount of $12,524,884 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-22-C-5009). (Awarded on Nov. 19, 2021)

 

Habib Debs, Chairman & CEO stated, “ATSC is expanding our Border Surveillance footprint into EUCOM and I am very proud of my team’s innovation, creativity and determination for success”.

Friday, 24 September, 2021

The Department of Defense announced today that “Advanced Technology Systems Company Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $191,637,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and sustainment of the Security Surveillance System. Bids were solicited via the internet with four received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 23, 2029. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W909MY-21-D-0005)”

Wednesday, 15 September, 2021

McLean, Virginia, 15 September 2021 – The US Army Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T) announced that Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) has been awarded a single award contract under the GTACS II $5.1B IDIQ. ATSC successfully executed Phases 1 and 2 of the Border Surveillance programs and have proven to be a reliable partner. ATSC will design, build, and install a Phase III Mobile Border Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance System with a Command and Control center in the Gulf region.

 

ATSC’s CEO Habib Debs commented, “This awarded Task Order under GTACS II IDIQ is the direct result of our Team’s outstanding performance and our innovative Mobile Border Command, Control, and Surveillance Solution.”

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021

McLean, VA (14 September 2021) – NAVWAR announced Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) has been awarded a competitive bid task order under the Navy C4I Integrated International Solutions (CIIS) IDIQ for a Microwave Transmission Network in Morocco. This award is through the PEO C4I – PMW 740 – Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California.

 

ATSC’s CEO Habib Debs commented, “We are very proud of our team’s innovation and demonstrated capability as we continue to expand our C4ISR offerings in this strategic region”.

Friday, 20 August, 2021

ATSC is expanding its Mobile Surveillance Capabilities and introducing a new product line of MBSVs (Mobile Border Surveillance Vehicle).

Pictured is the Ford Ranger line of production at our facility in Arizona under modification and integration of an ISR platform and Command & Control (C2) system.

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021

McLean, Virginia, 27 April 2021 – The Department of Defense announced that Advanced Technology Systems Co. Inc. (ATSC) has been awarded a $12,641,849 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract action for the T53 depot-level engine maintenance.

 

The contractor will provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul repairs of the T53 engine. Work will be performed in both McLean, Virginia; and Hooper, Nebraska, and is expected to be completed in April 2031.

 

This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Friday, 06 November, 2020

McLean, Virginia, 6 November 2020 – The State Department has named McLean, Virginia-based Advanced Technology Systems Co. as prime contractor on a potential $417M foreign military sale of a maritime domain awareness system to the Egyptian government.

 

Egypt’s requested system will comprise of multisite fixed and mobile multisite acquisition radars and radio communications, closed-circuit television, power generation, data distribution and automatic identification systems, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday.

 

The proposed sale also includes electro-optical/infrared sensors, vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicles, integrated fixed towers, intrusion detection technologies and aerostat systems for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

 

DSCA noted the agreement will require the deployment of U.S. government and contractor personnel to perform technical assessments, oversight and support services over a five-year period.

 

The agency added that the Egyptian military will use the system to monitor and protect their country’s maritime zone.

 

CEO Mr. Habib Debs: “I am honored to announce that Congress has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system for an estimated cost of $417 million.

 

This program will further establish ATSC as a leader in providing comprehensive, integrated C4ISR solutions. I am proud to lead such an amazing, creative and energetic team.”

The contractor will provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul repairs of the T53 engine. Work will be performed in both McLean, Virginia; and Hooper, Nebraska, and is expected to be completed in April 2031.

This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Thursday, 01 October, 2020

Paul Debs, President of Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC), Mclean VA, is pleased to announce a new award of our first Delivery Order on the GTACS II IDIQ with the US Army PEO C3T. “I am proud that ATSC has been awarded this contract as it demonstrates the US Army’s continued confidence in ATSC’s C4ISR Border surveillance solutions.”

 

ATSC is a leading provider of total integrated solutions for border/maritime surveillance and critical infrastructure protection.  The customer is a strategic US ally in the Gulf Region within the CENTCOM AOR.  ATSC provides Research and Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, Production, Sustainment, and Logistics Support critical to America’s Defense and Security missions.

The GTACS II IDIQ contract includes a five-year base with a maximum total contract value (ceiling) of $5.1B.

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

McLean, Virginia, 29 September 2020 – ATSC is pleased to announce our recent AS9100D certification and ISO 9001:2015 certification renewal. AS9100D is a standardized quality management system that fully incorporates the entirety of ISO 9001:2015, with additional quality and safety requirements specific to the aerospace industry.

 

AS9100D is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry, recognized by the U.S. Government and Department of Defense as a quality standard. Through AS9100D processes, ATSC employs a risk-based management methodology throughout project execution and performance activities. 

 

Both certifications highlight ATSC’s commitment to meeting and exceeding the increasingly stringent industry quality requirements for the delivery of aerospace related products, and assure our manufacturing processes embody these requirements, such that we can consistently exceed our customers’ expectations when presented with their most challenging problems.

 

This dual certification strengthens ATSC’s competitive position and standardizes quality, reliability, and safety processes throughout the entire organization.

 

President Mr. Paul Debs: “The entire team at ATSC is committed to seeing this standard met and certification achieved, as well as being fully committed for the future.”

Tuesday, 01 September, 2020

McLean, Virginia, 1 September, 2020 – ATSC was awarded a sole source contract by Combat Capabilities Development Command –  Soldier Center (CCDC-SC) for the manufacture and delivery of the ATSC’s Wireless Activation Device (WAD) 2.3 with Programmer, and supporting ballistics data for operation in the 500-2,200lbs payload weight range.

 

The WAD is a major component of the High-Altitude Airdrop Release System II (HAARS II) in that it serves as the primary means of deploying the main parachute system at the necessary altitude above the ground.  The WAD device monitors its descent during the high velocity stage of the drop via a barometer and, at the predetermined main deployment altitude, retracts a mechanical pin that deploys its main parachute system (s). 

 

The HAARS II is a family of systems that provides the ability to perform high altitude aerial resupply in Electronic Warfare (EW) contested environments with moderate accuracy.  The family of systems is divided up by weight of supplies the systems support, specifically 500lbs, 2,000lbs, 10,000lbs and 30,000lbs.  All the systems utilize the same High-Altitude Low Opening (HALO) concept of operation where it descends rapidly under drogue for most of its flight time and then deploys a low velocity main parachute system prior to impacting the ground. 

 

The high velocity drogue stage minimizes wind drift errors while low velocity main parachute reduces the system’s impact velocity, resulting in an increased accuracy and payload survivability while reducing exposure of air and ground personnel to threats. The WAD 2.3 has been precisely integrated to the rest of the HAARS II system.