SPARKS, Nev. (PRWEB) October 16, 2015
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been awarded a $73.2 million contract by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Fulfillment includes providing the USMC’s Mobile Expeditionary Units (MEUs) with the most modern and highly-capable dismounted Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) system in the DOD inventory, the Modi II. The delivery order on this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for 581 systems, including spares and training. Work is expected to be completed by August 2016.
Modi II is one of SNC’s Electronic Warfare and Range Instrumentation (EWR) solutions. It is used both offensively and defensively to disrupt enemy communications on the battlefield.
SNC’s EWR products are currently fielded in support of numerous United States military contingencies worldwide, protecting our forces against Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIEDs). This new capability is a natural evolution of previous SNC EWR systems Thor II/AN PLT-5 and Thor III AN/PLQ-9. The AN/PLT-5 man-packable ECM system, known as Thor II, was developed for joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal forces and AN/PLQ-9 was developed for joint conventional forces.
SNC’s EWR software-definable ECM systems are configured for use in man-packable (backpack), vehicular, fixed-site and airborne applications. The Modi II system is state-of-the-art and is becoming a truly viable building block for a potential multi-function, networked, DOD system of systems architecture. It has industry-leading size, weight and power metrics and has become an exceptionally cost effective, sustainable capability set of the future.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, delivers technology and teams designed to connect and protect, through innovative solutions in aircraft, aerospace, electronics, cyber and avionics. With a track record of success spanning five decades, SNC has been honored as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies, “The Top Woman-owned Federal Contractor in the U.S.,” and among “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space.” SNC operates under the leadership of President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, with a workforce of more than 3,000 personnel in 33 locations in 18 states and business divisions in England, Germany and Turkey.
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