The United States' Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded Idemia Identity and Security USA a $128m contract.

The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is for second-generation Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) systems and support services at TSA security checkpoints.

These systems substantially improve identity verification, validate the authenticity of a passenger’s identification credential, confirm pre-screening status and validate flight reservations. The second-generation CAT-2 systems allow automated identity verification with an integrated camera for biometric and self-service capabilities.

This new contract with Idemia will enable TSA to test, manufacture, procure and deploy over 1,500 new CAT-2 systems to airport security checkpoints throughout the United States.

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