BAE Systems wins JIEDDO role
BAE Systems has announced that it will support the US Department of Defense (DOD) in its counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) work as part of a new contract worth $900 million. The company will participate in a series of bids for task orders over the next five years for a new indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity support contract for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) programme.
JIEDDO works to counter terrorist and other organisations from using IEDs against US forces. The new contract will see BAE Systems and a team of subcontractors provide a range of services in support of JIEDDO’s efforts, including research, analysis, training, operations support and the sustainment of information technology.
According to the company, the work will be conducted at offices in Northern Virginia and at a number of military sites overseas. The contract will extend BAE Systems ongoing support to JIEDDO, as the company has provided similar types of services and expertise to the agency since 2006.
More from Land Warfare
Rafael developed Iron Dome to provide a dual-role system which could be used for C-RAM and very-short-range air defence. Since 2011, Iron Dome has served as the lowest layer of the multi-layered Israeli air and missile defence network.
The Pandur EVO, a 6x6 APC which features a longer hull design, improved driveline technology and powerpack, will provide a significantly increased level of protection, payload and mobility compared to the Pandur I.
As the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine edges closer, the resolve of Western countries has been tested in the face of entrenched positions, rising costs, political divisions and the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.