Northrop awarded $28 million contract for JCREW system by U.S
12:00 AM, April 12, 2010
Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Network Communication Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $28,391,903 contract for all material and services to support the system development and demonstration phase through critical design review for the three capabilities (dismounted, mounted, and fixed site) of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.3 system of systems 71°C ambient temperature. The JCREW system will provide combat troops protection for foot soldiers, vehicles, and permanent structures, against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. Traditionally, the Department of Defense has procured different individual systems to support each of these three capabilities with a focus on operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The JCREW 3.3 is the first generation system that will develop a common open architecture across all three capabilities and provide protection for worldwide military operations. Work will be performed at various Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems locations, as follows: San Diego, Calif. (84 percent), Sierra Vista, Ariz. (14 percent), and Killeen, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be complete by October 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.