Raytheon to supply systems to LA Sheriff’s department

Defence contractor Raytheon has been awarded a $19.9m (£13m) contract to supply a mobile data computer system to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

It is hoped that the system will significantly improve data rates from the old system, enabling the department to extend its desktop capabilities and applications to the vehicles.

For the first time, the department’s vehicle systems will have access to applications such as the Sheriff’s Data Network, mug-shot downloads, fingerprint programs, geo-positioning systems, email and internet access.