BAE developing counter-IED curriculum

April 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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ROCKVILLE, Md., April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. military has contracted BAE Systems to teach its counter-IED organization new, innovative methods to identify and destroy improvised explosive devices.

The task order comes under an earlier indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center.

It is worth about $60 million.

"IEDs continue to be a major threat to the men and women serving in Afghanistan," said Scott Black, vice president and general manager for Global Mission Solutions at BAE Systems Support Solutions.

"Utilizing the latest research and analysis, as well as our proven past performance, our team will help warfighters to organize, plan and carry out effective counter-IED operations."

Under the task order, the company will develop and implement a five-year training curriculum for the U.S. Defense Department's Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.

Work under the order will be conducted at offices in Northern Virginia and at a number of military sites in the United States and overseas, BAE Systems said.

BAE has performed work for JIEDDO since 2006.

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