The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Motorola Solutions a $23.8 million contract to sustain the U.S. Navy’s enterprise land mobile radio (LMR) system, which is used to coordinate the deployment and actions of the first responder community at Navy bases worldwide.

The LMR network is designed to enable a coordinated response between Navy emergency services and other federal, state and local agencies involved in public safety. This inter-agency coordination aims to reduce loss of life and property during crises and incidents.

Under the contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Ashore Program, Motorola Solutions will provide a range of technologies.

That includes preventive maintenance of hardware and software, technology and software upgrades, equipment repair and replacement, management of software licenses and currency, asset and configuration management, password management and vulnerability scanning and benchmark testing.

“We are proud to provide mission-critical communications infrastructure and services to the U.S. Navy,” said Mark McNulty, vice president and general manager, U.S. Federal Government Markets, Motorola Solutions. “Land mobile radio provides the reliable and interoperable communications that are essential to ensuring the safety of our service members at Navy facilities around the world.”

The contract contains four options, which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative contract value to $93.6 million. The first option would mean work would be completed by December 2020, although that could continue through to June 2023 if other options are exercised.

Author: Charlotte Hathway