Swedish owned Saab South Africa is keen to supply the South African Police Service (SAPS) with an Integrated Mobile Vehicle Data Command and Control Solution (IMVDCS).
The State Technology Information Agency issued a tender for the provision of an IMVDCS solution for the SAPS in 2009. The initial period was for a three year contract, with the option to renew. The tender was reissued in September 2010. The tender comprised a stationary Command and Control Centre, Mobile Command Centres and First Responder Vehicles.
The IMVDCS is just one of the opportunities identified by Saab South Africa. In a presentation to the media at the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition at Air Force Base Waterkloof last week, Saab noted that implementation of the IMVDCS would bring numerous benefits to the police by combating crime through the use of advanced technology.
These included secure wireless access to up-to-date mission critical information by front-line officers, real-time situation al awareness, improved coordination and reduced response times. The automation of manual processes would improve efficiencies, together with advanced evidence gathering.