Mineta San José International Airport (Sjc) in the US is planning to improve airport security by installing a new baggage system thanks to a $21m grant awarded by the Transportation Security Administration (Tsa).

The baggage system will be installed in the airport’s terminal B, which is currently under construction and due to open in June 2010.

The new baggage system includes conveyers to shift checked baggage to automated security screening machines and additional conveyors to allow screened baggage for aircraft loading.

The explosive detection equipment ownership will be maintained by TSA, while the airport will undertake terminal operations, maintenance and structural improvements.