Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to deploy security technologies at all airports and ports in the western region of the US.

Under the transportation security equipment deployment services (TEDS) contract, the company will install security technology equipment at airports, ports, terminals, cargo facilities and other locations within the western region stretching from Alaska to Hawaii, Guam in the west and Colorado in the east.

Lockheed Martin IT and security solutions, information systems and global solutions vice-president Scott Gray said: "Protecting the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce is at the core of the TSA’s mission, and ours."

The deal, which is a part of the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that has a ceiling of $450m for work across western, eastern and central US, will last until July 2020.

Lockheed’s TEDS team includes Parsons, Beltmann Integrated Logistics, and Faithful and Gould along with small business partners such as K2 Consulting, Swanson Rink, Main Sail, CAGE, Cherokee Nation, DSCI and Spider Integration Group.

The TEDS projects cover installation of checkpoint technologies for passenger, carry-on and checked baggage screenings.

TEDS supports TSA’s Office of Security Capabilities that deploys transportation security equipment to make sure that new technologies are deployed once they are available on a risk based model, while old technologies are removed from service and systems are relocated based on requirements to address security or the needs of the agency.

Lockheed Martin has been associated with TSA since the 2002 strategic airport security rollout programme.