The US Army has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to install and maintain automated security systems at several Army bases and military installations.

Under the $95m contract, the company will install security systems to control access to multiple army sites in the US and the network will allow information transfer between those sites.

The automated security system verifies information on individuals and matches that with registered data using software and hardware installed in the system.

BAE Systems integrated technical solutions vice-president Richard Anderson said the systems would enable guards to quickly permit or deny entry to drivers based on threat levels while reducing the overall security costs.

Work under the three-year contract will be carried out primarily at BAE Systems operations in North Charleston, South Carolina.