WASHINGTON, 18 July 2007.Naval Sea Systems Command awarded EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems (EDO CCS) a $209,884,759 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-07-C-6311 to exercise options for the production and support of 3,000 vehicle-mounted counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent Department of Defense requirements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Vehicle-mounted CREW systems are one element of the DoD's Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. Spiral 2.1 CREW systems are vehicle-mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of RCIEDs. Typically the system consists of a series of components that are installed on military vehicles. The jammers can be programmed to address different threats, depending upon where the systems are being operated.
This contract was competitively awarded, based upon a limited competition. Five systems were selected in September 2006 for a rapid test and evaluation program. The results of the testing were used along with other information (including the vendors' proposals) to determine the awardee for this production and support contract.
Work will be performed in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Lancaster, Calif., and is expected to be completed by August 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
The Secretary of the Navy as the Executive Agent for Joint CREW, has assigned the responsibility for program management of Joint CREW to Program Executive Office, Littoral Mine Warfare (PEO LMW), PMS-408 (PMS-EOD/CREW). The Navy manages the joint CREW program for Office of the Secretary of Defense's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).