SAIC to help Marines defeat IEDs

Contractor to install and maintain CREW devices

The Marine Corps will get assistance with technology designed to defeat radio-controlled improvised explosives through a new contract awarded to Science Applications International Corp.

SAIC will serve as the program support integrator for the Marine Corps Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) Program, company officials said Sept. 10.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is potentially worth as much as $120 million over five years, company officials said. An initial one-year order placed through the IDIQ contract is worth $22 million.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide installation, logistics and maintenance support for the CREW systems, the officials said.

CREW devices are mounted on military vehicles and contain multiband radio frequency jammers programmed to block enemy use of select radio frequencies, and thereby prevent the remote detonation of land mines.

SAIC ranks No. 7 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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Wed, Oct 14, 2009 AdJ VA

I am proud and supportive of the research done at Saic agaist iED. I wish all involved the quick and smooth results they strive for. I wish I could encourage this valid endeavour with well planned investments and with a call for investors. The results of this research so greatly needed, and now, are all vital for our brave men wellbeing and defense.AdJ

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