Press Release

GDIT to Modernize Surveillance Tower System for Customs and Border Protection


FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was selected as one of three companies by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to modernize and expand its surveillance tower systems. The $1.8 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ), awarded in September 2023, has a base period of 1.5 years and four option periods for a total performance period of up to 14 years.

The Consolidated Tower & Surveillance Equipment (CTSE) system consists of all fixed and relocatable sensor towers, and communications and power equipment necessary for CBP to perform surveillance along the southern and northern borders of the United States. Under the contract, GDIT, in partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems, will update the border surveillance technology it has successfully provided to CBP over the last decade and introduce advancements in sensing and wireless networking.

GDIT is creating a new innovation lab to collaborate with CBP, partners and commercial technology vendors to develop prototypes and test new capabilities. The company will also leverage its artificial intelligence and 5G Digital Accelerators to develop autonomous capabilities that will increase situational awareness and safety for Border Patrol agents. These efforts will enable CBP to meet its current mission needs and adopt advanced technologies to accomplish future goals.

For over 10 years, GDIT has been the prime contractor on the CBP Remote Video Surveillance System Upgrade (RVSS-U) program. GDIT designed and deployed more than 170 fixed and relocatable tower sites under this program, which is a key component of our country’s border security mission and provides medium and long-range video surveillance.

GDIT is a business unit of General Dynamics, a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $42.3 billion in revenue in 2023. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at More information about General Dynamics is available at

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