The Transportation Security Administration last Thursday awarded Raytheon Technologies [RTX] a $318.6 million contract to provide support services related the deployment and removal of explosive detection systems (EDS) used to automatically screen checked bags at airports for explosives.

Raytheon Technologies and Leidos [LDOS] were the incumbents on the previous Screening Equipment Deployment Services for Checked Baggage contract. The new contract runs from April 1 to March 31, 2026.

Under the contract, Raytheon Technologies will support TSA’s Acquisition Program Management Deployment and Logistics Division.

Services that will be provided under the contract include on-site coordination and oversight support of airport aviation security screening projects, coordination and execution of screening equipment installations, relocations and removals, design support, site surveys, shipping, rigging, test readiness validation, site preparation and site restoration, a TSA spokesperson said.

TSA’s EDS systems deployed at U.S. airports are supplied by Leidos and Britain’s Smiths Detection.