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02:58 AM, December 14, 2017
Northrop Grumman to Commence Production of Counter-Radio controlled IED Systems
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Northrop Grumman is being awarded a $23,160,822 contract modification for Joint Counter-Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) Increment One Block One systems full-rate production.

The contract is in support of the US Forces’ Expeditionary Warfare Program Office. CREW systems provide combat troops protection against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. CREW systems are designed to provide protection for foot soldiers, vehicles and permanent structures.

The Joint CREW I1B1 is the first-generation system that develops a common open architecture across all three capabilities and provides protection for worldwide military operations. This integrated design maximizes commonality across all capabilities, reduces life cycle costs and provides increased protection against worldwide threats.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California (97 percent); and Sierra Vista, Arizona (3 percent), and is expected to be complete by August 2022. 

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