Private Airport Security Package Unveiled by Raytheon and McNeil Security

A ready-made private security system for U.S. airports will be unveiled this week by Raytheon and McNeil Security.

The Integrated Airport Security System or IASS is a turnkey package that can be deployed under a new Transportation Security Administration initiative that allows airports to use qualified private companies to perform screening of passengers and baggage.

It integrates layers of cameras, radar and various types of sensors into a single monitoring platform that covers functions includes motion detection, perimeter control, air traffic management and command-and-control.

It builds on the Raytheon detection equipment being deployed in the New York area under the regional Perimeter Intrusion Detection System at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Teterboro.

"Raytheon and McNeil are uniquely qualified to provide customers with critical security screening services that can increase efficiencies, improve customer service and enhance airport security," said Raytheon Vice President Bryan Even. "Raytheon has more than 18 years of experience delivering innovative airport security solutions to more than 450 commercial airports, and McNeil is one of only four companies currently providing private passenger and baggage screening services."

Virginia-based McNeil has about 1,300 employees and specializes in intelligence, linguistics and security for facilities such as mailrooms and airports where large numbers of packages pass through.

The IASS will be showcased at this week's American Association of Airport Executive Conference in San Diego.

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