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Lockheed books $215M Postal Service sorting tech contract

Lockheed Martin has won a potential $215 million contract to provide new automated mail processing systems to the U.S. Postal Service.

The company built its Enhanced Package Processing System to automatically process up to 25,000 packages an hour to over 400 unique destinations. This contract with USPS covers the delivery of up to 10 EPPS platforms, Lockheed said Tuesday.

The USPS has targeted October 2018 for an initial deployment of an EPPS platform at a future processing and distribution center in Portland, Ore.

Post offices use the technology to automatically separate mail pieces, read addresses and sort packages, priority and bundled mail.

National postal agencies in the U.K., Australia and Sweden also use Lockheed’s technology to sort and manage mail and packages.

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