The Department of Defense has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide support to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. The contract, worth $318 million, is expected to run through 2012.
Lockheed Martin will provide services to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. The JIEDDO was formed in 2006 and is tasked with reducing the effects of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on US and coalition troops.
JIEDDO seeks to defeat IEDs by focusing on attacking the network, defeating the device and training the force.