MANASSAS, Va., July 26 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin will provide U.S. partner nations with Symphony Block 40 counter-IED system after receiving Navy approval, the company announced Tuesday.
The system allows allies to combat the evolving threat of common devices being turned into explosives, Lockheed said in a statement.
Symphony Block 40 is an open architecture system that can simultaneously jam select or multiple electronic signals used to trigger a radio-controlled IED.
The jammer is a small, vehicle-mounted system that provides continuous coverage across the threat spectrum while featuring updated capabilities for effectiveness, security and response.
The Symphony product line is the only counter-IED system of its kind approved by the United States for foreign military sales to allied, coalition and partner nations, Lockheed said.
More than 4,500 Block 10/20 variant systems currently support U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Work on the Symphony line is done in Florida, Virginia and New York via an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity U.S. Navy contract.