Police radio contract for Sepura

London’s Metropolitan Police Service has awarded Sepura two contracts to supply more than 3,000 TETRA digital radios

London‘s Metropolitan Police Service has awarded Cambridge-based digital radio and data communication company Sepura two contracts to supply more than 3,000 TETRA digital radios.

The award, which was the subject of a competitive tender, is for a mix of body-worn and vehicle radios, plus a range of specialist accessories.

The contract came after a year-long evaluation by the Met, which incorporated challenging technical and operational trialling.

Sepura has won several other equipment orders over the last 18 months from other UK police forces. Its products have also been purchased by international police forces and security agencies.

David Taylor, Sepura’s UK and Ireland sales director, said: ‘The range of products, accessories and functionality was designed to meet the challenging requirements of highly specialised user groups, and to allow them to source it all from a single supplier.

‘Sepura equipment has been put through an immense amount of testing, by some of the most sophisticated users in the world.’

Graham Matthews, Sepura’s CEO, said: ‘I am delighted that the Met has selected our specialist radios and accessories. Other customers need look no further than the intense evaluation carried out by the Met over the last year. Few environments or users could be this demanding.’