Sierra Nevada Corporation and U.S. Army Celebrate Completion of ICREW Program Helping to Save Soldiers Lives in Theatre

SPARKS, Nev., June 11, 2013 – The United States Army’s Program Office for Electronic Warfare and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) celebrated the final delivery of over 3,000 “Baldr” units due under the Army’s Individual Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronics Warfare (ICREW) program at SNC’s production facility in Sparks, Nev. 

SNC’s Electronic Warfare and Range Instrumentation business area designed, developed and manufactured the cost-effective Baldr systems and is the industry leader in the Dismounted Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) market. Soldiers in theatre wear the 8.9 pound Baldr system providing an effective zone of individual protection against RCIED during ground operations.  The Army named the ICREW “Baldr” systems after the son of Odin, the God of Light, in ancient Norse mythology. 

“SNC is proud to partner with the U.S. Army and delivers unparalleled solutions to saving soldiers’ lives,” said Paul Plemmons, corporate vice president for SNC’s Electronic Warfare and Range Instrumentation business area.  “SNC’s light-weight, counter-RCIED systems provide the dismounted soldier the confidence and protection to maneuver in an RCIED environment.”

John Myers, SNC production manager, was recognized as the top individual contributor to the successful and timely completion of the ICREW program contract.  SNC teammates Microboard Processing, Inc., and Aethercomm, Inc., were recognized as the top suppliers contributing to the overall success of the program.

The U.S. Army launched the ICREW program in 2012 based on an urgent need from U.S. forces serving overseas for ultra-light RCIED protection for individual soldiers.  After a rigorous competitive evaluation process, the U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded SNC a $56.5 million contract to manufacture thousands ICREW systems.  The contract was effective on October 16, 2012.  SNC made on-time delivery of this huge quantity of systems by May 2013 – in just eight months.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nev., is one of America’s fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, SNC employs over 2,500 people in 30 locations in 16 states. SNC’s six unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.

SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen’s leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit