counter ied

August 4, 2014

Broadband Discovery Systems, Scotts Valley, California, was awarded a $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to build, test and assess multi-sensor stand-off person-borne improvised explosive device detection systems with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2019. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-14-D-0025).

May 21, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $33,280,877 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for integrated sensor suite theater evaluation and test effort to develop an innovative counter-improvised explosive device capability. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

November 2, 2011
By George Seffers

A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $9,851,037 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the modification of an existing contract to provide counter-improvised explosive device training programs in support of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2014. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,784,337 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver survivability and vulnerability reports including Weapons Materials Research Directorate Technology Information Report, Systems Integration Analysis and Scientific and Technology Roadmap for Warfighter Enterprise, and Experimental Tests and Test Planning and Reports. These deliverables provide assessments of emerging technology needed to defeat specific threats such as improvised explosive devices and rocket propelled grenades. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Energetics Technology Center Incorporated, Waldorf, Maryland, is being awarded an approximate $23 million firm-fixed-price research and development for work in support of energetics concepts development for enhanced blast weapon technology demonstrations sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and Defense Threat Reduction Agency. This requirement is for advanced research in the following specific research areas of analysis and technical investigation projects for traumatic brain injury, energetic informatics, energetic systems engineering, autonomous systems, and energetic materials. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $26 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for Sand Dragon B. This effort is to develop and deploy an innovative airborne counter-IED capability unmanned aerial system. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

August 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded about $8 million for the research, development, and demonstration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, munitions detection, and counter-improvised explosive device technological solutions to address deficiencies. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. There were 999 bids solicited, with 999 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

R4 Incorporated, Eatontown, New Jersey, was awarded about $9 million for contractor logistic support on various improvised explosive device defeat/protect force equipment at approximately 60 locations. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

April 25, 2011
By George Seffers

SRCTec Incorporated, Syracuse, New York, was recently awarded a $78 million contract modification to include primary Duke V3 system spares and increase the ordering ceiling to $278 million. Duke V3 is a counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

April 1, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Army National Guard is ramping up training opportunities for troops to fight back against the deadliest weapon in war zones-the improvised explosive device (IED). With an ultimate goal of increasing practice while decreasing travel costs, the guard is funding dedicated training lanes across the United States to give soldiers the skills they need to stay safe in any situation.

In the latest issue of SIGNAL Magazine, News Editor Rita Boland discusses how this initiative helps troops improve their tactics against IEDs in her article, "Battling Bombs at Home."

March 4, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Troops are relocating in massive numbers from operations in Iraq to those in Afghanistan. Virtual reality is playing a huge role in training soldiers, sailors and Marines for newer, different challenges. Warfighters are emphatic about the fact that actors and avatars bring so much realism to the training that troops returning from operations agree that it's enough to make them believe they're back in Afghanistan. With this month's issue of SIGNAL Magazine focusing on U.S.

November 8, 2010
By George Seffers

EDO Communication and Countermeasures Systems Incorporated, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a $29 million contract modification to exercise options for all material and services to support the system development and demonstration phase through engineering design model for the three capabilities-dismounted, mounted and fixed site-of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare 3.3 system of systems. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $91 million modification to a contract for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5 to support Joint Services Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JSEOD) personnel. JSEOD forces have a requirement for man-portable equipment and support for the JSEOD counter radio controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare (CREW) program. The JSEOD CREW program provides all military explosive ordnance disposal services with an electronic warfare capability to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices.

August 20, 2010
By George Seffers

ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, is being awarded a $455 million contract for the production of up to 5000 Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.2 mounted systems to meet urgent requirements of the Department of Defense in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  Mounted JCREW systems are electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices and are critical to protecting U.S. personnel from the threat posed by improvised explosive devices. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

April 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

April 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

April 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

Two U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians prepare a stack of explosives prior to a controlled detonation at Mahmudiyah, Iraq. The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has declined in Iraq, but the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) continues to race against insurgents seeking to exploit new capabilities.