SPARKS, Nev. (Oct. 16, 2015) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been awarded a $73.2 million contract by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Fulfillment includes providing the USMC’s Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) with the most modern and highly-capable dismounted Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) system in the DOD inventory, the Modi II. The delivery order on this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for 581 systems, including spares and training. Work is expected to be completed by August 2016.
Modi II is one of SNC’s Electronic Warfare and Range Instrumentation (EWR) solutions. It is used both offensively and defensively to disrupt enemy communications on the battlefield.
SNC’s EWR products are currently fielded in support of numerous United States military contingencies worldwide, protecting our forces against Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIEDs). This new capability is a natural evolution of previous SNC EWR systems Thor II/AN PLT-5 and Thor III AN/PLQ-9. The AN/PLT-5 man-packable ECM system, known as Thor II, was developed for joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal forces and AN/PLQ-9 was developed for joint conventional forces.
SNC’s EWR software-definable ECM systems are configured for use in man-packable (backpack), vehicular, fixed-site and airborne applications. The Modi II system is state-of-the-art and is becoming a truly viable building block for a potential multi-function, networked, DOD system of systems architecture. It has industry-leading size, weight and power metrics and has become an exceptionally cost effective, sustainable capability set of the future.
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SNC’s Modi II is the most modern & highly-capable dismounted EMC system in the DOD inventory.