Up to $700M to SRCTec for US Army CREW Duke V2 Upgrades
The SRCTec CREW Duke system is a vehicle-mounted electronic jammer designed to prevent the remote detonation of land mines. The CREW Duke V2 is the US Army’s CREW 2.0 system, comparable to the Joint CREW (JCREW) 2.1, according to Lisa Mondello, a SRCTec spokesperson. The Duke V3 Upgrade improves the Duke’s capability to the level of the JCREW 3.2 system, she added.
The CREW Duke system was developed to provide US forces protection against a range of land mine threats. The field-deployable CREW Duke system uses jamming technology, and the design has been engineered to keep weight, size, and power requirements at a minimum. CREW Duke mounts into HMMWVs and other military vehicles.
Contracts & Key Events
April 22/11: SRCTec, Inc. in Syracuse, NY receives a $78 million firm-fixed-price, time-and-materials, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification, adding primary Duke V3 system spares and increasing the ordering ceiling to $278 million.
Work will be performed in Syracuse, NY, with an estimated completion date of Aug 24/14. One bid was solicited with one bid received by the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (W15P7T-09-D-M615).
May 4/10: SRCTec celebrates the manufacture of 40,000 CREW Duke systems for the U.S. Army.
Aug 28/09: The US Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command awards SRCTec a 5-year indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $700 million for Counter Remote Control Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) Duke V2 system upgrades. The initial order is worth $188 million (W15P7T-09-D-M615).
SRCTec anticipates that this award will result in the addition of up to 50 production positions in 2010 SRCTec.