Original Date AnnouncedJuly 2, 2020
CBP announces that Autonomous Surveillance Towers (AST) system, used along the southern border to provide constant surveillance of the area, is a "program of record." This system was previously named "Innovative Towers." CBP will procure and deploy a total of 200 ASTs by 2022, which scan the environment with radar to detect movement, capture images, and analyze imagery to identify items of interest, such as people or vehicles.
[ID #999]CBP’s Autonomous Surveillance Towers Declared a Program of Record along the Southwest Border
Effective DateJuly 2, 2020