Leidos awarded $480M contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Company will provide inspection systems
Reston-based Fortune 500 company Leidos Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $480 million contract by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide multi-energy portal (MEP) systems for nonintrusive inspections of commercial vehicles at land and sea ports of entry.
The award for the science and technology company includes a base period of five years and options of up to 10 years, if exercised. The MEP systems will be integrated in Vista, California, and deployed to existing vehicle inspection sites across the United States. Under this contract, Leidos will integrate, deploy and train CBP staff to use its vehicle and cargo inspection system MEP with low-energy backscatter and high-energy transmission cargo inspection system.
“We are excited to provide the latest technological advancements to support CBP’s essential mission,” said Jim Moos, Leidos civil group president, in a statement. “This effort requires screening technology that is fast, frictionless and fully integrated. We are proud to provide this critical nonintrusive inspection technology and assist CBP as they increase screening on over 22 million containers a year.”
With 38,000 employees worldwide, Leidos reported $12.3 billion in 2020 revenue.