NAVSEA awards EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems $209 million for IED jammers

Officers at the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington required electronics solutions to counter improvised explosive devices in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

They awarded EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems (EDO CCS) of Thousand Oaks, Calif., a $209 million modification to previous contract for the production and support of 3,000 vehicle-mounted counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) systems.

Vehicle-mounted CREW systems are part of the Department of Defense’s Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. Spiral 2.1 CREW systems are vehicle-mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of RCIEDs.

Work will be performed in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Lancaster, Calif., and is to be completed by August 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Navy manages the joint CREW program for the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). For more information, visit EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems online at

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