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SAIC Picked as Program Support Integrator for USMC CREW Program

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CREW(counter-radio controlled improvised explosive device) systems deny enemy use of selected portions of the radio frequency spectrum, which could be used to set off radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED). Radio-controlled devices are used to detonate IED land mines from a safe distance instead, and/or to jam the frequencies that could be used to trigger them. This jamming is sometimes an inconvenience to friendly forces, but so is being blown up. CREW systems come in a couple of different Joint CREW versions, from older 2.x models to newer 3.x JCREW versions. In 2009, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in McLean, VA won a contract from the USMC as CREW’s program support integrator (PSI). That contract has grown, and now sits at $500 million… Contracts & Key Events Cougar 6×6, IEDed– the crew lived.(click to view full) According to the USMC, new methods for remotely triggering IEDs are developed as old ways are successfully countered. For this reason, the jamming system must be adaptable to new signal types. There is a pressing need for large numbers of mobile, high power, programmable jammers that will defeat the link to receivers for remotely-detonated land mines. The CREW PSI is responsible for the installation, de-installation, […]

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