2D X-Ray & Automated Threat Detection
2D X-Ray & Automated Threat Detection – Australia’s Department of Home Affairs is seeking 2D container X-ray and automated threat detection (ATD) technology for sea cargo.
Australian Border Force is Australia’s frontline border law enforcement agency and customs service. The ABF facilitates legitimate trade and secures Australia by adopting a screening and intervention strategy to detect and manage border vulnerabilities. The ABF’s screening and intervention capabilities are multi-layered, and focus on prevention, deterrence and detection of movement of illicit goods and travel across the border continuum.
The Request For Information (RFI) activity is structured in 2 parts and responses can be provided for any one or both parts:
For Part 1 of the RFI the ABF is seeking information on 2D Container X-ray solutions to modernise its current operating environment and to explore potential future innovative solutions that could enable X-ray technology to be located earlier in the supply chain.
* Modernise current operations – The ABF currently perform X-ray inspections of sea containers at Container Examination Facilities (CEFs) located at each major port. Advances in container X-ray technology provides the ABF with an opportunity to modernise and upgrade its container X-ray capabilities.
* Future innovation – The ABF are interested in investigating potential future ways of working that could enable X-ray technology to be located earlier in the supply chain than the current CEF approach. Research on international experiences and advances in X-ray technology indicates potential for container X-ray technologies to be embedded within a Container Terminal Operator (CTO) environment. The ABF is seeking to understand this potential within an Australian context.
For Part 2 of the RFI the ABF is seeking information on Automated Threat Detection (ATD) solutions using Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) as a complementary tool to assist ABF officers to detect prohibited, regulated or restricted goods / anomalies in sea container X-ray images.
For both parts of the RFI the ABF is also seeking information on development and supply chain timeframes, estimated costs, leasing options and other considerations that will support the ABF with its forward planning activities.
This tender closes on November 15 – you can find out more here.
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