Lockheed Martin Awarded $72M to Help TSA Upgrade and Install New Airport Security Equipment
ROCKVILLE, Md., July 28th, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded two regional task orders totalling $72 million to help TSA integrate and deploy new passenger screening and security equipment at airports across the east and central United States. The task orders were awarded under the TSA’s Security Equipment Systems Integration (SESI) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) vehicle and include one base-year plus one option-year.
“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.”
Under these orders, Lockheed Martin will assist TSA in deploying passenger screening technologies including Advanced Imaging Technology (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.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.
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