San Diego Business Journal

Northrop Grumman Gets Contract for IED Jamming Systems

By Brad Graves Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp. will build electronic jammers to foil roadside bombs under a new contract from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) announced that it will initially provide five production systems for $4.1 million. At most, the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple award contract could be worth $90 million over five years. The business will work on the contract in San Diego.

The Marines call the jamming electronics JCREW, and individual Marines carry the electronics in a backpack.

The Marine Corps Systems Command of Quantico, Va., awarded the initial, $4.1 million deal. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command manages the program.