Irving, TX – November 20, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a $3.1M contract from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The contract calls for the Company to provide engineering and technical services as the lead integrator of communications and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) sensor technology integration with the Vessel Boarding Inspection System (VBIS). VBIS supports U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy in expanded maritime interdiction operations (EMIO) missions. VBIS utilizes secure broadband and sensor technologies to support maritime interdiction operations by providing the interdiction teams with below decks connectivity on board a boarded vessel and enables transfer of WMD data over a secure wireless network for reach-back analysis.
"The capability of our robust FIPS 140-2 Validated™ secure broadband technology readily supports integration with wireless sensor devices," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. "This new contract calls for our 3eTI subsidiary to integrate ultra wideband (UWB) and WMD sensors into an integrated secure wireless net-centric solution."
The Company will leverage its FIPS 140-2 validated and Common Criteria certified technologies and expertise to develop and demonstrate a solution that provides secure voice and data communications below decks on boarded vessels in a maritime environment. "This harmonizes with our core objective to provide the highest quality wireless broadband solutions to the DoD," said Jalbert. "This contract award demonstrates their continued confidence in our broadband technology solutions."