EDO moves ahead with counter-terrorism weapon system

FORT MONMOUTH, N.J., 24 June 2005. U.S. Army leaders are looking to EDO Corp. to continue its development work for the Warlock Green and Warlock Red electronic countermeasures system that helps U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan defend against roadside terrorist bombs.

Jun 24th, 2005

FORT MONMOUTH, N.J., 24 June 2005. U.S. Army leaders are looking to EDO Corp. to continue its development work for the Warlock Green and Warlock Red electronic countermeasures system that helps U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan defend against roadside terrorist bombs.

The EDO Communications and Countermeasures segment in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is working under terms of a $34 million contract modification awarded June 23 from the Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J.. The contract number is W15P7T-04-C-L001.

The Warlock Green/Warlock Red force-protection systems use radio frequency jammers to block communications signals that detonate improvised explosive devices.

The systems can be used individually or in groups to provide wide area coverage without mutual interference. The systems have manpack, vehicle-mounted, and stand-alone configurations.

The Warlock Green/Warlock Red are modified versions of the EDO Shortstop RF proximity fuze countermeasures system designed to detonate incoming artillery and mortar rounds prematurely.

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