London Luton Airport (LLA) in the UK has selected Leidos for technological improvements across its security checkpoints.

Leidos will serve in the role of principal contractor and be responsible for managing all subcontractors and consultants associated with the project.

It also will oversee building upgrades to create two central image processing rooms.

The technology provider will also deploy its security systems, along with other third-party security solutions at the checkpoints.

These include 12 of the firm’s integrated ClearScan cabin baggage computed tomography (CT) scanners, as well as its ProPassage automated tray return systems.

Installation of these systems is said to result in quicker processing of travellers at the airport’s checkpoints.

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With the project currently underway, the first lanes are scheduled to launch to the public in the fourth quarter of this year.

Leidos senior vice-president and operations manager Brad Buswell said: “This is an exciting opportunity for our team, and we look forward to supporting these important initiatives at London Luton Airport.

“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 install the technology firm’s open-architecture software platform Mosaic, which is a cyber-secure tool that bundles all security components into a single management system.

Mosaic is said to offer actionable business intelligence to the airport during the complete security screening process.

LLA Security head Chris Jones said: “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.

“We look forward to realising the benefits of these new technologies.”