SAIC to help Marines defeat IEDs
Contractor to install and maintain CREW devices
- By William Welsh
- Sep 11, 2009
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.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.