AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 34

Volume 6 and FDNY so they may be as prepared as possible when they are facing high-pressure, challenging situations.” The technologies that were tested and evaluated during the exercise were: • SOCET GXP – A geo-spatial intelligence tool that uses imagery from commercial, satellite and tactical sources to identify and analyze ground features. • Mutualink – a technology that enables interoperability of voice, text and radio. • Crowd Evacuation Software – modeling software that shows the time required to evacuate a facility and identifies potential issues that could arise during the evacuation as well as corrective actions for mitigating such issues. • Unmanned Aerial Systems Software (UAS) – modeling software that allows the user to model threat vectors, launch points and potential distances that are possible during a UAS attack. July-Aug 2016 Edition CHP Orders Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Sedans for Statewide Fleet (Videos) California Highway Patrol orders more than 580 Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedans. The U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal Combating Terrorism Technology Evaluation Program provided technology support, evaluators and cameras to capture footage for post-exercise review and analysis from their Combating Terrorism Technology Evaluation Program. The NYPD Counterterrorism Division deployed three Special Operations Units during the exercise including the Emergency Services Unit, the Critical Response Command, and the Strategic Response Group. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has placed orders for more than 580 Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedans to replace aging vehicles in its fleet. The vehicles will be delivered over the next two years with the vast majority of the vehicles being delivered next year. The California Department of General Services conducted a public, competitive bidding process aimed at selecting a vehicle based on price, performance and payload capacity, the Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan was found to comply with enforcement vehicle specifications for the CHP, the largest state police agency in the nation. The new rear-wheel-drive sedans will replace existing highmileage patrol vehicles currently in service. DHS S&T offices participating in the exercise included Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Explosives Division, First Responders Group/National Urban Security Laboratory, the Capabilities Development Support Group, and the Research and Development Partnerships Group. (See the Dodge Charger Pursuit Vehicle in Action, courtesy of Dodge and YouTube)