Six picked for Project 25
Six companies have won contracts on a five-year, $3 billion program run jointly by the departments of Justice and Treasury to procure standard land mobile radio subscriber units. The companies awarded contracts are Daniels Electronics Ltd. of Victoria, British Columbia; Datron World Communications of Vista, Calif.; E.F. Johnson Co. of Waseca, Minn.; M/A Com Private Radio Systems of Lynchburg, Va.; Motorola Corp. of Schaumburg, Ill.; and Thales Communication Inc. of Clarksburg, Md.
Known as Project 25, the procurement will include portable radios and repeaters and base stations. The departments want to create a single radio network for law enforcement officers working at seven agencies: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Customs Service; Drug Enforcement Administration; FBI; Immigration and Naturalization Service; U.S. Marshals Service; and the Secret Service.