The U.S. Navy’s anti-improvised explosive technology has achieved a significant milestone, surpassing expectations as the program reaches full operational capability. With its impending rollout, warfighters will soon have some serious backup against sneaky threats—whether in mounted, dismounted, or fixed site configurations.

The Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment One Block One (I1B1) program has achieved full operational capability ahead of schedule.

Advanced and Versatile Family of Systems

Over the years, electronic warfare systems have played a crucial role in countering the ever-evolving threats posed by RCIEDs. The JCREW I1B1 program represents a significant leap forward compared to older systems, providing enhanced capabilities and protection for warfighters.

Mounted, dismounted, and fixed site systems form the backbone of JCREW I1B1, offering comprehensive defense against RCIEDs. The mounted systems safeguard mobile ground vehicles, while dismounted systems, known as “Manpack” systems, are carried by warfighters to protect them during operations. The fixed site systems, on the other hand, extend protection to temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent facilities, including compounds, airfields, buildings, and guard posts.