Lockheed wins Big Apple transit project

Lockheed Martin Corp. won a $212 million prime contract from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to upgrade its electronic security operations infrastructure, the company said today.

Under the Integrated Electronic Security System and Command, Communications and Control program, Lockheed Martin will design, develop and deploy a critical infrastructure protection system that integrates the command, communications and control capabilities across New York MTA facilities.

The New York MTA oversees the New York City Transit system, the Long Island and Metro North railroads, and MTA bridges and tunnels.

The contract is initially for three years but may be extended to 2013 if options for systems maintenance are exercised. Lockheed Martin will begin the work immediately.

The project's objective is to provide optimal use of critical security resources, more efficient management of MTA information, enhancement of electronic-based detection and deterrent functions and more resilient and electronically connected emergency response and recovery systems, the company said.

Lockheed Martin's "involvement in this program enables us to move forward with our plans to create a next generation command and control structure that addresses future needs for hardening our transit system against terror threats, and ultimately provide a safer environment for MTA customers," said Bill Morange, MTA security director, in a prepared statement.

Lockheed Martin's team for the contract includes Arinc Inc., Slattery Skanska USA Civil Inc., Systra Engineering Inc., Intergraph Corp., Cubic Corp. and Lenel Systems International Inc. The companies have extensive experience working on electronic surveillance, threat detection and deterrence, engineering, electrical contracting, information technology, software engineering and communications infrastructure projects, said Judy Marks, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's transportation and security solution business unit.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and had 2004 revenue of $35.5 billion. It is No. 1 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of prime federal contractors.

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