London Luton Airport (LLA) has named Leidos as its principle contractor for upcoming security upgrades at the airport. The agreement will see Leidos manage all subcontractors and consultants on the project, oversee building modifications and install its security systems, as well as other third-part security solutions, at LLA’s checkpoints.

Leidos will deploy 12 of its ClearScan cabin baggage scanners and ProPassage automated tray return systems, allowing customers to leave electronics and approved liquids in their carry-on baggage and preventing sweep-outs by reducing the number of trays required per passenger, respectively. Together, the new technologies will enable faster processing of passengers through LLA’s security checkpoints.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our team, and we look forward to supporting these important initiatives at London Luton Airport,” said Brad Buswell, Senior Vice President and Operations Manager, Leidos. “By focusing on end-to-end solutions versus individual systems, we will deliver a holistic security management solution, which can scale with the airport’s future needs.”

LLA will also deploy Leidos’ open-architecture software platform Mosaic, which provides a single management system and actionable business intelligence for the entire security screening operation.

“When we evaluated solutions that would provide the highest level of security while keeping a simple, friendly passenger journey and experience at London Luton Airport, Leidos was the ideal choice,” said Chris Jones, Head of Security, London Luton Airport, who added that LLA looks forward to “realising the benefits” of the new technologies.

The first security checkpoint lanes are expected to open to the public in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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