UK: Lockheed Martin UK will lead the introduction of a new command and control system for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) under a new EURO 90 million contract signed in London. Teamed with Capita and KPMG, the London-based company will undertake the force’s first major refresh of the command and control system in 30 years.
In a partnership with MPS that is set to span up to 17 years, software engineers from Lockheed Martin’s operations in London will integrate the functions required to provide the Met Police with a command and control system that ensures 999 and non-emergency calls are answered efficiently and officers deployed effectively. The programme will ensure that the UK’s largest police force is enabled for multi channel public interaction delivering improved situational awareness, predictive analytics and data sharing, including through voice, text, application and social media.
"The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is pleased to sign a contract with Lockheed Martin. The changes we are making in the way the MPS uses technology are extremely challenging but they present fantastic opportunities both to deliver more for our officers and the people of London. We look forward to working with our current and new partners to develop our new command and control service,” said Richard Thwaite, Interim Director of Digital Policing.
In addition to British expertise from Lockheed Martin and its partners, the MPS team will have the ability to reach out to a global software engineering resource which is already delivering critical citizen services globally and providing real-time support to more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies worldwide, thus reducing risk. “Our UK workforce already delivers IT systems which protect and enhance our national industry, critical infrastructure and justice systems, enable NATS to navigate more than two million commercial flights safely across UK skies each year and ensure Royal Mail can reliably deliver more than fifty million items to our homes and office each day,” said Stephen Ball, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin UK.
Source: Lockheed Martin