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RI&S Wins $318M Contract to Expand TSA Security Equipment Deployment

Raytheon Technologies

RI&S Wins $318M Contract to Expand TSA Security Equipment Deployment

Raytheon Technologies’ intelligence and space business has been tasked to expand the deployment of checked baggage screening equipment to all federally managed airports in the U.S.

Raytheon Intelligence and Space will do the work under a $318 million contract awarded by the Transportation Security Administration. The agreement has a five-year period of performance, Raytheon said.

Previously, the government contractor was selected to install new and upgrade existing checked baggage screening equipment in 155 airports in the central U.S. region. Under the new contract, the company is responsible for fielding baggage screening equipment at about 430 federal airports.

According to John DeSimone, vice president of RI&S’ cybersecurity, training and services, the company has worked with the TSA since its establishment in 2001.

The new contract for the nationwide expansion of Raytheon’s partnership with the TSA allows the company to continue providing services aimed at protecting passengers from evolving security threats, DeSimone noted.

Over the past six years, Raytheon has conducted installation, enhancement and decommissioning activities for more than 1,700 pieces of security equipment for the TSA.

RI&S helps the TSA in its mission to ensure the security of peoples’ transportation experience by employing “unpredictable” security measures. Some of the solutions that RI&S provides the agency are aviation-related security systems.

The Raytheon business unit is focused on delivering disruptive technologies to clients, including sensors, training and cyber and software solutions.

RI&S employs about 37,000 people globally, serving organizations across the civil, military and commercial sectors in 46 countries. The business division is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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