Leidos has won a contract to upgrade the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) full fleet of Pro:Vision Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) systems.

The upgrade, which involves the addition of a new artificial intelligence-based algorithm, will help strengthen airport security with an improved threat detection methodology, according to the Virginia-based firm.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with the TSA to further improve the technology and the passenger screening experience at security checkpoints,” said Brad Buswell, senior vice president and operations manager at Leidos. “These new algorithms will help reduce false alarms that lead to unnecessary pat downs and checkpoint inefficiencies.” 

The software update is expected to take several months. Leidos will work with the TSA to update more than 1,000 Pro:Vision AIT systems. 

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