Northrop Grumman to Provide New Command and Control System for Metropolitan
LONDON, July 23, 2013
LONDON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)
has been selected by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide its
CommandPoint™ application as the core solution for the MPS' new command and
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The framework agreed between the MPS and Northrop Grumman will enable the MPS
to use the CommandPoint™ application at the core of its new command and
control system, which is planned to go live in October 2015. Currently, the
MPS handles between 12,000 and 15,000 emergency and nonemergency calls per
day. There are more than 2,000 operators employed to answer calls and dispatch
officers to incidents.
"This is an important award for us that acknowledges our leading capability in
public safety command and control application systems," said Jim Myers, vice
president and general manager, Cyber Solutions division, Northrop Grumman
Information Systems. "We are very pleased to be working with the Metropolitan
Police Service, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with them
and delivering this world class capability."
The CommandPoint™ system is the latest evolution of a command and control
application for public safety dispatch of the emergency services, including
real-time resource management, geographic information systems and secure
mobile information capabilities. Northrop Grumman has been providing command
and control for public safety for more than 40 years and through four
generations of systems, serving hundreds of customers including several of the
largest U.S. cities (Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Boston), and
international customers (Montreal, National Police Service of Ireland and the
London Ambulance Service). The London Ambulance Service successfully
implemented CommandPoint™ last year as its new computer-aided dispatch system
and brought it into operation before the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.
"We are pleased to be involved in this programme which we recognise as being
crucially important to the Metropolitan Police Service," said Andrew Tyler,
chief executive, U.K. and Europe, Northrop Grumman. "This contract award
enhances the range of capabilities that we bring to our customers as we
broaden our portfolio in international markets. We look forward to building on
this success and to expanding our presence in this U.K. market."
Northrop Grumman is also the prime contractor and systems integrator for the
design, development, installation, integration, operation and maintenance of
IDENT1, the biometric identification and fingerprint database service for the
police across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The MPS is the largest policing agency in the U.K., accounting for nearly
one-third of all police in Britain. This contract is part of the MPS' Command
and Control Futures Programme, which will manage all incoming, emergency,
nonemergency and internal calls, and is a cornerstone programme, contributing
to a larger change programme across the MPS with the objectives of increasing
efficiencies, reducing costs and improving services.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and
logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
Contact: Ken Beedle (International), +44-207-747-1910 (office),
+44-7787-174092 (mobile), email@example.com
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