US Department of Homeland Security Contract


Peraton, a US-based SJE Group investment, has been awarded a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) contract valued at up to $277.5M. The contract extends Peraton’s decade-plus legacy of providing operations and integrated logistics support for TARS.


TARS is an essential element of the Homeland Security Domain Awareness Network and a major contributor to successful law-enforcement operations along the United States-Mexico border and in the Florida Straits and a portion of the Caribbean to counter drug trafficking, human trafficking, and smuggling.


Using tethered aerostats resembling blimps, TARS operators relay essential data to DHS that is used to closely monitor border activity. In addition, surveillance data is shared with the US military and international law enforcement partners conducting related air surveillance and air sovereignty missions.


Peraton provides full support of the aerostats and associated support systems, radars, weather equipment, communications systems, winch systems, facilities, special-purpose vehicles, as well as TARS personnel. Through its quality systems and ISO-compliant processes, Peraton expertly handles everything from repairs and obsolescence planning to managing the supply chain for thousands of parts and associated pieces of equipment.


Peraton also assists TARS in supporting USNORTHCOM and USSOUTHCOM air surveillance missions. TARS surveillance data also supports the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) air sovereignty mission for the continental United States.


The SJE Group congratulates John Coleman (President, Defense and Homeland Security sector at Peraton) and the rest of the Executive at Peraton.


About Peraton Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the US’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. As a trusted provider of highly differentiated space, intelligence, cyber, defense, homeland security, and communications capabilities, Peraton is a critical partner to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and select federal agencies and commercial entities. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, the company employs 3,500 people across the U.S. and Canada.

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