ARINC Engineering Services and Impeva Labs have been awarded a five-year, $20 million U.S. Army contract to integrate wireless communications and automatic identification technology to track Department of Defense assets. The companies will develop a tracking device that integrates multiple wireless-communications technologies, is mesh-network capable and integrates with the existing DOD fixed-active radio frequency identification infrastructure.

The proposed solution includes tags with GPS-position sensing, active alarms and built-in global wireless connectivity to locate and monitor military materials and assets. The companies may also develop an internal container tag, using ultra-wideband technology, for wireless visibility of container contents, the companies said.