Equatorial Guinea contracts for security

Feb. 25, 2010 at 2:55 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Equatorial Guinea defense authorities selected L-3 Communications to support the country's maritime security with a coastal surveillance program.

U.S. company L-3 says its MPRI division was awarded the contract. Under the $58 million task order, L-3 will develop a Maritime Security Enhancement Program that will provide nationwide coastal surveillance across Equatorial Guinea.

The MSEP is part of an effort to establish a surveillance site network for Equatorial Guinea that will strengthen the country's maritime security capabilities over several years.

"This important contract award represents a strategic opportunity to contribute not only to the vital maritime security of Equatorial Guinea, but also provides a thoughtful approach toward establishing long-term stability for the entire region," Jim Jackson, MPRI International Group general manager, said in a statement.

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