Fujitsu has entered into contract negotiations to supply a multimillion-dollar secure email system to the New Zealand Defence Force.
A defence spokesman, Mark Baddeley, says it’s hoped to sign the contract this week, with a view to rolling out the system by January 2005.
The military requires a highly secure email system that has guaranteed send and receive capabilities, that can be tightly tracked, and can operate over multiple channels, ranging from land line to satellite.
Fujitsu wouldn’t comment because of the negotiations. Industry sources says it is probably the largest deal the vendor has won for some time. In September 2003 NZDF told Computerworld that the deal would cost about $3 million.