L-3 Communications won a $164.7 million contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to supply millimeter wave (MMW) systems at airports.
TSA has to meet a deadline of August 2010 for 100 percent cargo screening.
"L-3 is currently testing software upgrades and continues to enhance L-3's checkpoint screening technology to detect an even broader range of potential aviation threats,” said Thomas Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems.
L-3 has deployed more than 200 systems worldwide to protect critical airports and other facilities, including courthouses, correctional institutions, embassies and border crossings.
Customers include the U.S. military and other government agencies, major airports and airlines, national and local authorities, and high-risk commercial enterprises throughout the world. The company is ranked #171 on the Fortune 500, employs 66,000 people and had 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.