GD & Marconi Get $289M for 3,858 Anti-IED Jammers

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Elisra’s EJAB General Dynamics Armament and Technical Product (GDATP) in Burlington, VT won a $289 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity letter contract is for 3,858 Ground Mobile Electronics Counter Measure (ECM) Systems. This contract is for the development/design, integrate, test, production and installation of a Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device ECM high powered jammer to include associated engineering, support, maintenance documentation and logistic, technical and field service support. This equipment will be deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). GDATP had no details on its site, but the devices sound similar to EDO’s Warlock, Elbit Elisra’s EJAB, the US military’s ICE, et. al. This contract was competitively procured, with two offers received. Work will be performed in Burlington, VT (23%); Hanahan, SC (22%); and Sterling Heights, MI (7%); with the other half being performed by GDATP’s Canadian subcontractor, Marconi Electronic Systems in Ottawa, Canada (48%). Marconi, in-turn, plans to subcontract work to companies back in the United States, with a large portion going to a firm in Wisconsin. The work is expected to be completed July 2006. The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA issued the contract (M67854-06-D-7004).

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