Motorola Solutions has been awarded a $495 million contract to modernize and upgrade global mission-critical communications network for the U.S. Army, the company announced on 17 July.
Under the a five-year IDIQ contract (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) $495 million contract Motorola Solutions will supply the Army with Land Mobile Radio (LMR) P25 subscriber unit radios, accessories, warranty and ancillary services to include installation, programming, training and maintenance.
“The U.S. Army’s continued investment in LMR demonstrates the essential role this technology plays in supporting reliable mission-critical communications to improve the safety and protection of people all over the world,” said Mark McNulty, vice president and general manager, U.S. Federal Government Markets. “The Army sees LMR and the P25 standard as the best approach to create a system of interoperability across multiple technologies on a massive scale.”
Motorola Solutions’ P25 offerings integrate voice and data to provide features like group services, advanced text messaging, location awareness and push-to-talk. Radio verification and encryption provides enhanced security to prevent third parties from accessing conversations that include mission-critical and/or personal information.
Motorola Solutions is one of five vendors contracted to modernize the Army’s communications, using the P25 standard to ensure interoperability between devices, enhance security and improve reliability of communications. The project reinforces Motorola Solutions’ commitment to the P25 wireless communications standard to create a more efficient critical communications platform on a global scale.