MPS to revamp command and control system in £90m contract with Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin will take the lead in implementing a new command and control system for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) as part of a £90 million contract.

Aug 6, 2014
By Paul Jacques

Lockheed Martin will take the lead in implementing a new command and control system for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) as part of a £90 million contract.

The company will collaborate with Capita and KPMG to undertake the first major refresh of the MPS’ command and control system in 30 years that will ensure 999 and non-emergency calls are answered efficiently and officers deployed effectively.

Under the partnership agreement, which is expected to last up to 17 years, Lockheed Martin will provide the MPS with multi-channel public interaction services delivering improved situational awareness, predictive analytics and data sharing, including through voice, text, applications and social media.

Richard Thwaite, the MPS’ interim director of digital policing, said: “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.”

Stephen Greenhalgh, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, added: “The huge demand placed on the Met Police warrants this investment in a modern command and control system so the police can deploy more effectively and provide a better service to Londoners. The system being implemented by Lockheed Martin will give the Met an upgraded capability that will help officers and staff handle all types of calls for service from the public. It will serve London well as the city continues to grow in the years ahead.”

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.

Lockheed Martin UK, headquartered in London, is the UK-based arm of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company, and specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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