Kingsley Coach Inc. announced today (June 30) it would be entering the Homeland Security market because it has been awarded a $1 million contract from the Maryland Department of State Police for the first Kingsley Mobile Command Center.
Andover, Minn.-based Kingsley Coach, which manufactures luxury motorhomes, SURVs and specialty vehicles on semi-truck chassis, reported the contract was issued to its new Emergency Response Division.
According to the company, Kingsley Coach will be delivering a customized Command Post Vehicle that can carry multiple communication systems. Production is scheduled to begin immediately.
“We are excited that in just a short time after our entry into the market we have been awarded such an important contract,” CEO Ralph Dickenson commented.
Dickenson said the Kingsley Mobile Command Center will be built on a Kenworth T2000 chassis with a Caterpillar turbo-charged, diesel engine and will incorporate highly sophisticated computers, electronics and state of the art technology, including two 60-foot masts for satellite communications.
The satellites will enable the unit to monitor and manage communications from state and local personnel to numerous federal agencies.