London riverine anti-terrorism capability to be upgraded

Metropolitan Police Delta Power 1000 TX Photo: UK MoD Metropolitan Police Delta Power 1000 TX

It was confirmed at the recent Seawork 2019 exhibition and conference, held in the UK port of Southampton, that the Marine Policing Unit of London’s Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for security on the British capital’s River Thames, is to substantially upgrade its anti-terrorist capability.

The service’s riverine security inventory currently includes a pair of Delta Power Service 1000 TX RHIBs, manned by dedicated armed boarding teams. These vessels are to be replaced, in response to the increasingly powerful weaponry now available to terrorist organisations, by four fast craft fitted with ballistic protection against gunfire.

Delta Power Services is among the companies bidding for the contract with a development version of the 1000 TX.

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