SYRACUSE, NY, February 28, 2006 – The U.S. Army has awarded a $138 million delivery order to Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC) to produce, field and support a next-generation capability against Remote Control Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED) known as Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare Increment Two (CREW-2).
CREW-2 will provide an affordable capability against a broad spectrum of RCIED threats with a design that is sufficiently flexible to allow for future capability growth. The contract for additional systems is intended to meet an urgent operational need for a field-programmable electronic countermeasures system designed to provide force protection against RCIED detonation ambushes.
RCIEDs, better known as roadside bombs, are the number one killer used by enemy insurgents in Iraq today. Both U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and U.S. Congressman James T. Walsh are strong supporters of this program and have assisted to move this program forward. SRC has hired dozens of new personnel and has also leased space to allow increased production for this and other contracts.
"Syracuse Research Corporation is a Central New York company that is making an important impact on many levels," Senator Clinton said. “Their ingenuity to solve this problem is a testament to the high quality people that SRC employs. They are growing rapidly and helping to expand the local economy by offering unique technical employment opportunities.” Congressman Walsh added, “We fully support not only this and other programs of national significance, but are encouraged by the manufacturing jobs that these efforts bring to the area.”
The CREW-2 contract is a four-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity-type contract arrangement, including Firm-Fixed Price for production systems plus Time & Materials for follow-on training, field support, vehicle installation, maintenance, and system upgrades. This is the third delivery order placed against the $550M contract ceiling, for a total of $275M so far.
CREW-2 is sponsored by the Joint IED Defeat Organization which coordinates all counter IED efforts within the Department of Defense, while concurrently engaging other outside sources of potential solutions, to defeat current and future IED threats that continue to endanger Joint and Coalition forces.
SRC, a not-for-profit, independent, research and development organization headquartered in Syracuse, New York, provides innovative, objective solutions for the Department of Defense, including the Intelligence Community, as well as to Civil customers such as the Environmental Protection Agency. For almost 50 years, SRC has developed a “trusted advisor” reputation and has been a leader in technology programs of national significance. The breadth and depth of SRC’s technology programs cover the full technology transition spectrum, from research to development of advanced prototypes, and from advanced prototypes to real solutions in operational environments.
SRC currently has over 125 jobs posted for all of its locations. SRC’s career opportunities can be viewed on the company website at http://www.srcinc.com/careers. Today, the company employs more than 725 people, with eleven offices across the United States.