Post Tagged with: "improvised explosive device"
SYRACUSE, N.Y.: The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a sole source indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for Symphony Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RC-IED) Defeat jammer systems. With an initial task order valued at $40.8 million, the contract runs through September 2014 and has a ceiling value of $940 million. The Symphony systems are U.S. Government-approved for sale [...]
WASHINGTON: Improvised explosive devices are one of the most deadly threats to servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Though they’re often as unsophisticated as a homemade pipe bomb, they have has forced the U.S. military to dedicate entire units to finding and destroying them. Army Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates, director of the Joint IED [...]
WASHINGTON: Defeating the terrorists’ weapon of choice is and will remain a priority for the Defense Department, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here Dec. 30. Mr. Lynn spoke during a Pentagon ceremony where Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz stepped down as director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and Army [...]