Lockheed Martin Is Hired to Bolster Transit Security in N.Y.

This project described below will definitely will prove to be profitable for Lockheed Martin. In what some might describe as the next generation of transit security, Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to plug into the latest and greatest hardware to make sure folks using NYC subways remain safe.

Officials unveiled the high-tech future of transit security in New York City today: an ambitious plan to saturate the subways with 1,000 video cameras and 3,000 motion sensors and to enable cellphone service in 277 underground stations – but not in moving cars – for the first time.

Moving quickly following the subway and bus bombings in London last month, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded a three-year, $212 million contract to a group of contractors led by the Lockheed Martin Corporation, which is best known for making military hardware like fighter planes, missiles and antitank systems. [Read the rest]