Tag Archives: IED

FLIR Secures $18.6M USMC Contract to Provide Centaur UGV; David Ray Quoted

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The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded FLIR Systems an $18.6 million contract, sourced through the Dept. of Defense Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program,  to provide Centaur unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus spares, the company announced on Friday

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Pentagon’s Anti-WMD Agency Changes Name & Joins DTRA

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency has joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and rebranded to the name of Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization in accordance with the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. DTRA said Monday it has worked with JIDO on the transition since December 2015 to help both organizations support frontline …

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DoD IG Conducts Research on Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency Program Deployment Strategy

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has conducted a study on the Joint Improvised‑Threat Defeat Agency‘s management of rapid deployment of strategies on the battlefield. An IG audit report published Tuesday says JIDA has not finalized 8 out of 95 counter-improvised explosive device systems valued at $112.5 million due to a lack of collected data available for …

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DoD Requests Additional Funds to Combat Islamic State Group’s Drones

The Defense Department has requested $20 million in funds from Congress to counter drone threats posed by the Islamic State organization in addition to the existing $189.7 million budget to combat hostile networks, Defense News reported Saturday. Jen Judson writes DoD would put the money into the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund to buy tools …

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Lt. Col. Anthony Barbina: US Army Supports Counter-IED Programs in Africa

U.S. Army Africa officials have said the military organization is helping to train African soldiers to detect and counter improvised explosive devices, Army Times reported Tuesday. Michelle Tan writes U.S.’ African allies asked for assistance from USARAF to carry out IED threat awareness training and mitigation operations as Islamic militant groups increase their use of homemade …

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