Military Embedded Systems

Full-rate JCREW production contract won by Northrop Grumman


September 12, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

SAN DIEGO. U.S Navy officials selected Northrop Grumman Corp. for full-rate production of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment One Build One Systems. The contract is worth an estimated $57.7 million.

The contract, awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), includes options which if exercised would bring the total value to $505 million. Northrop Grumman will produce the systems in San Diego and complete the work by August 2022.

JCREW systems are software-programmable jammers that provide protection from device-triggered improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Northrop Grumman developed dismounted, mounted, and fixed-site variants to protect warfighters on foot, vehicles, and permanent structures.

The Increment One Build One system uses an open architecture integrated design to maximize commonality across the variants, reducing life-cycle costs and providing increased protection against worldwide threats. JCREW systems are also in use today providing protection from unmanned airborne systems (UAS) in support of the growing counter-UAS mission.

Northrop Grumman received a NAVSEA contract in 2013 to complete its JCREW development and, in 2015, a contract for low-rate initial production.

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