Lockheed Martin has been contracted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to integrate and deploy new passenger screening and security equipment at about 300 U.S. airports, the company says.
Under the $72 million contracts, Lockheed Martin will assist TSA in deploying passenger-screening technologies including “Advanced Imaging Technology” equipment and software upgrades. The work will involve a complex integration of electrical systems, wireless technologies and existing airport infrastructure, and the contracts feature a one-year base performance period with a one-year option.
“Lockheed Martin has partnered with TSA to test, evaluate, and install security equipment at U.S. airports since 2009,” said June Shrewsbury, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of citizen protection solutions. “Each airport is unique and always in operation, and the threats are constantly evolving. Our goal is to rapidly deploy technologies that ensure both safety and freedom of movement for the flying public."
Lockheed Martin will perform the installations at airports across the east and central regions. Work has already begun at airports in the eastern United States, the company says.
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