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Lockheed Martin gets two TSA AIT contracts
Lockheed Martin will help the Transportation Security Administration integrate and deploy advanced imagining technology (AIT) scanning equipment in airports in the eastern and central portions of the U.S.
The two task awards from TSA, said Lockheed Martin, total $72 million. The task orders, said the company, were awarded under TSA’s Security Equipment Systems Integration (SESI) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) vehicle and include one base-year plus one option-year.
Under the orders, Lockheed Martin said it will help TSA deploy passenger screening technologies including AIT equipment and software upgrades. The work will involve a complex integration of electrical systems, wireless technologies and existing airport infrastructure.
Lockheed Martin will perform installations at approximately 300 airports across the two regions. Work has already begun at airports in the eastern United States, it said.
“Lockheed Martin has partnered with TSA to test, evaluate, and install security equipment at U.S. airports since 2009. We’re honored that TSA chose to continue expanding that partnership,” said June Shrewsbury, vice president of Citizen Protection Solutions at Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil.
“Together, we face a challenging mission,” Shrewsbury added. “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.”