Science and technology expert Leidos is to upgrade US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
The upgrades are part of a larger initiative to expand and enhance the airport’s security checkpoints by leveraging the latest technologies, said Leidos, which was awarded the contract by New-South Synergy, a joint venture between New South Construction and Synergy Construction.
The upgrade will update security lanes at the Domestic Terminal Main Security Checkpoint with Leidos’ Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT). This will involve replacing the existing Pro:Vision 1 scanners with ten new Pro:Vision 2 systems. Among the benefits of the new technology are its compact design and footprint, in addition to continued safe millimetre wave technology.
“The introduction of these new security technologies will enhance airport security operations, while improving the overall experience for Atlanta travellers,” said Dan Wurzel, senior project manager at New South Construction.
Leidos’ AIT technology was selected under TSA’s Capabilities Acceptance Process (CAP). This is designed to ensure that Transportation Security Equipment (TSE) and related services meet the highest standards for quality and effectiveness. The Pro:Vision 2 scanners are now on the Acceptable Capabilities List (ACL) and available for use within TSA operations.