Northrup Grumman gets $500 m for NYC project

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, September 14, 2006

NEW YORK--The city of New York awarded Northrup Grumman Corp. a $500 million, five-year contract to create a citywide mobile wireless network to be used by city agencies and public safety personnel, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sept. 13.
Expected to be operational in lower Manhattan by Jan. 2007, the network will give first responders from the police and fire departments high-speed data access to support large file transfers, including federal and state anti-crime and anti-terrorism databases, fingerprints, mug shots, city maps and full-motion streaming video, the press release said.