Northrop Grumman Systems is being awarded a contract modification for Joint Counter-Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) Increment One Block One (I1B1) systems full-rate production in support of the Expeditionary Warfare Program Office.
The firm-fixed-price contract modification, worth around $23 million, was awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located in Washington, DC. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) funding; fiscal 2017 other procurement (Air Force) funding; and fiscal 2016 other procurement (Air Force) funding will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
CREW systems provide combat troops protection against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED). It act as a jammer that defeats devices used to trigger the IEDs.
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.
NAVSEA previously awarded Northrop Grumman a JCREW 3.3 development contract with options in October 2009. JCREW 3.3 is now referred to as JCREW I1B1. Northrop Grumman developed mounted, dismounted and fixed-site variants of the system to protect warfighters, vehicles and permanent structures.