U.S. military forces make their latest appeal for rapidly deployable counter-IED technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., 19 June 2012. Officials of the U.S. Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in Arlington, Va., are reaching out to industry for the latest technologies for locating and defeating roadside bombs known as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

JIEDDO issued a broad-agency announcement (BAA-12-02) last week for the Rapid Development of Counter IED Capabilities program, which seeks new capabilities to defeat IEDs deployed against U.S. forces anywhere in the world, which can be developed and deployed within six months to two years from contract award. JIEDDO also is interested in young counter-IED technologies with high potential (story continues below).

Of particular JIEDDO are counter-IED technologies for pre-detonation, or the ability to explode at the time and place of the warfighter's choosing; counter-threat networking that can disable IED builders, suppliers, financiers, and distributors; detection to determine the locations of emplaced IEDs; counter-devices that can neutralize IEDs before detonation or mitigate the effects of their explosions.

In addition, JIEDDO officials are interested in counter-IED technologies that can help U.S. and allied forces locate, avoid and neutralize IEDs that use atypical explosives; information fusion to help them gather and analyze information for situational awareness; and weapons technical intelligence (WTI) that help them collect information to understand threat networks, IEDs, and components for planning and operations.

JIEDDO officials ask only that industry proposals involve technologies and approaches that are relevant to current U.S. military operations, and are technically feasible, in addition to quickly deployable.

Companies interested should send proposals no later than 4 Oct. 2012 via the JIEDDO BAA Information Delivery System (BIDS), which is online at https://bids.acqcenter.com/JIEDDO.

JIEDDO officials have a library of information available online at www.jieddo.dod.mil/resources that outlines JIEDDO's capability gaps, emerging critical initiatives, new developments, studies, documents, and other counter-IED items of interest.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/9fab8c7c7f1b09c9a00a9570443211a2.

Follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence news updates on Twitter

Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:

  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles


The Intel Xeon-D processor and its role in high-performance embedded computing (HPEC)

The rugged Intel Xeon-D server-class multicore microprocessor is set to revolutionize high-performance embedded computing. By itself, the processor will bring unprecedented power to embedded computing applic...

Harsh Environment Protection for Advanced Electronics and Components

This webinar will offer an opportunity to learn more about ultra-thin Parylene conformal coatings – how they are applied, applications they protect today, and the properties and benefits they offer, includin...

Press Releases


Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to supply its small form factor ...

Innovative Integration Announces the FMC-Servo

Camarillo, CA June 19, 2015, Innovative Integration, a trusted supplier of signal processing and data acquisition hardware and software solutions, today announced the FMC-S...


Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has further enhanced its innovative VRD1 high definition (HD) video management system (VMS) w...

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

August 2015
Volume 26, Issue 8

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles