Finmeccanica to continue enhancing police communications

Italy's Ministry of Interior has tapped Finmeccanica for a Tetra-based mobile communications system for the police nationwide.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Jan. 5, 2016 at 5:20 PM

ROME, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Finmeccanica is to further develop and extend mission-critical mobile communications for Italy's police forces through a contract from the Ministry of Interior.

The Tetra PIT program is in line with the government's investment in the nation's security sector and in counter-terror capabilities by guaranteeing the confidentiality of police communications and enhancing coordination of units nationwide, Finmeccanica said.

Finmeccanica said the contract value is nearly $489 million. The term of the award was not disclosed, however.

Finmeccanica is a high-technology industrial group active in aerospace, defense and security.

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