Roke awarded MOD I3M contract
The Team Mercury industry consortium has been awarded a contract to deliver the UK Ministry of Defence's (MOD’s) Information Integration and Management I3M programme. As part of the team, Roke Manor Research, a Chemring Group company, made the announcement in a company statement on 18 November 2011.
The I3M programme will provide the Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) community with a common, interoperable capability to enable the coherent, integrated and effective collection, processing and dissemination of information and intelligence (i2). According to Roke, the core capability will provide users, initially on two classified defence fixed communications infrastructures, across the Defence Command structure with a tool to support management of information requests to support Intelligence Requirements Management (IRM) and ISTAR Collection Management (CM) processes.
According to the company, in the initial phase Roke is leading on the development of the user interface including the human factors related design and associated training needs analysis for I3M.
Team Mercury also comprises LMUK IS&GS Security as prime, while IBM UK, Roke and Actica Consulting and will provide the MOD with an initial equipment delivery in September 2012 and the final equipment delivery in July 2013.
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