A US manufacturer of security and inspection systems. Its X-ray machines and metal detectors are used in military checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian Territory and on the US-Mexico border.
OSI Systems Inc. is a U.S.-based technology company with a 2017 annual revenue of $961 Million. The company designs, manufactures, and sells custom-made electronic systems for the defense, security, and healthcare industries. In 2017, revenues from OSI Systems’ Security Division amounted to 58% of the company’s total revenue. The division produces body and vehicle scanners for airports, border crossings, and similar facilities through two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Rapiscan Systems, and American Science & Engineering (AS&E).
Equipment for military checkpoints in Palestine
According to WhoProfits, Rapiscan Systems scanning machines and full body scanners have been installed in several Israeli military checkpoints in the West Bank, including Qalandia, Bethlehem, and Irtah (Sha’ar Efraim), and at the entrance to the Western Wall area in occupied East Jerusalem. In addition, thecompany's metal detectors have been installed at ten District Coordination Liaisons Offices (DCO) of the Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank: Abu Dis, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Jericho, Nablus, Qalqiliyah, Ramallah, and Tulkarem, as well as at the Civil Administration headquarters near the illegal settlement of Beit El. The company’s scanners have been also installed in Israeli prisons, airports, courthouses, and more. This equipment is provided through OSI’s exclusive representative in Israel, G1 (formerly G4S Israel - Hashmira).
According to WhoProfits, American Science & Engineering (AS&E) has supplied the Israeli Ministry of Defense with scanner systems for cargo inspection. These systems have been installed in three Israeli military checkpoints located in the occupied West Bank and in two border crossings with Gaza.
Monitoring the US-Mexico Border
Rapiscan Systems and AS&E have been awarded multiple contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to provide tools for surveillance and monitoring of the US-Mexico border. AS&E provides CBP with vehicle and cargo scanners, maintenance, and support and has received a total of $297.8 million in contracts. In 2016, AS&E was awarded a $64 million contract to provide vehicle and cargo inspection software to CBP.
Rapiscan provides CBP with mobile baggage scanners, conveyer x-ray inspection systems, and maintenance services and has received a total of $87.7 million in contracts. In 2015, Rapiscan was awarded a five-year contract to provide cargo and vehicle inspection software for CBP. The award’s potential value was $293 million.
In the past, Rapiscan Systems and AS&E also held contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for the provision of security and surveillance systems and maintenance.