ITT wins $317 million order for counter improvised explosive devices

CLIFTON, N.J., 11 Mar. 2009. ITT Corp. won a $317 million order to produce an additional 4,501 CREW 2.1 Vehicle Receiver Jammers (CVRJ), vehicle-mounted systems for the United States Marine Corps. The system is designed to prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, announced recently by the U.S. Department of Defense, awarded the contract.

CLIFTON, N.J., 11 Mar. 2009. ITT Corp. won a $317 million order to produce an additional 4,501 CREW 2.1 Vehicle Receiver Jammers (CVRJ), vehicle-mounted systems for the United States Marine Corps. The system is designed to prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, announced recently by the U.S. Department of Defense, awarded the contract.

The CVRJ program is helping the Department of Defense meet urgent system requirements and increased production demands to prevent the detonation of radio controlled IEDs. These counter-IED devices will be mounted on various armored vehicles, and other military transport equipment, and will be deployed to current military operations.

ITT is on contract for the production of up to 25,000 CREW 2.1 devices with a potential contract value of more than $1.7 billion.

"With this new order, we are now supplying CVRJs to all four branches of the Department of Defense," says Chris Bernhardt, president of ITT's Electronic Systems business. "Our systems are going to be protecting soldiers, airmen and airwomen, sailors and now Marines. We have delivered more than 12,000 CVRJ systems, and remain committed to our service men and women. We're proud to play such an integral role in defeating the evolving IED threat."

During the commemoration Smith noted, "There haven't been any MRAP [Mine Resistant Ambush Protected] vehicles going through the integration process that have had to wait on CVRJs to get out the door." Capt. Kavanaugh added, "It's truly incredible what you've done and it will live forever. There are people walking around that are here today because of the work that you have done."

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