Unisys Corp.'s office in Portugal has been awarded a three-year, $22 million contract to develop and produce a new citizen ID card for the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Angola.

The contract was awarded by DGM-Sistemas Lda, an information technology company based in Angola, which is on the west coast of southern Africa.

According to Unisys, the country wants 20 million cards by 2015 to reduce fraud and modernize its criminal registry.

Unisys said the new product will have "automated fingerprint identification capabilities."

A company spokesman said Unisys is producing similar cards for Malaysia and for workers in Canadian airports.

Unisys also will create a centralized citizen registry for digital photographs and signatures and fingerprint scans.