L3Harris completes sale to Leidos

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Leidos has completed the acquisition of L3Harris Technologies’ security detection and automation businesses for US$1bn.

The acquisition, announced in February this year, covers airport and critical infrastructure screening products, automated tray return systems and other automation products.

It adds checkpoint CT scanners, people scanners, explosive trace detectors, checked baggage screeners and automated tray return systems to Leidos’s security portfolio.

The deal expands Leidos’s customer penetration across aviation, port, borders and critical infrastructure, bringing its products to another 75 countries.

Integrating the new business means technology investments across the combined portfolio will accelerate innovation to address emerging and evolving threats.

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, said, “In line with our mission of making the world safer, healthier and more efficient, this security detection and automation acquisition furthers our important work in the secure movement of people and commerce globally. We are excited to support critical infrastructure wherever it is needed, and to help transform the global security marketplace.”

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