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100,000 MegaPhase Cables Help the US Army Defeat IED Devices

MegaPhase honored the accomplishments of the United States Army’s PM Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare (“CREW”), and the MegaPhase Team’s contribution to the protection of the Warfighter from the threat of IEDs in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at their facility in Stroudsburg.

Bill Pote of MegaPhase presents the 100,000th cable to Major Corey Hemingway of the United States Army.

Bill Pote of MegaPhase presents the 100,000th cable to Major Corey Hemingway of the United States Army.

The critical systems our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines use to jam remote-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) rely on the RF cable components designed and manufactured at the MegaPhase facility in Stroudsburg. Over 100,000 MegaPhase cables are now in use throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, protecting the Warfighter in harm’s way. These cables are used in tens of thousands of jamming systems fielded on every vehicle in the US Army. The group of systems are known as CREW—counter remote-controlled electronic warfare—and are used to prevent detonation of roadside bombs, the most deadly and dangerous threat to our troops.

The event featured Major Corey Hemingway, APM of CREW Systems Integration & Training and paid tribute to their work in protecting American and allied forces. “MegaPhase’s RF cables and connectors have already and will continue to directly impact and save the lives of over 30,000 people,” reports an Army spokesperson. “As a vital supplier to the war effort that requires precision cables and connectors with proven reliability in extremely harsh environments and all kinds of weather conditions, MegaPhase consistently delivers – even under difficult compressed schedules.”

“Our sense of urgency comes from knowing our cables are saving lives,” said William Pote, CEO and President of MegaPhase. As an example, Pote recounts several instances when the Army’s PM CREW or its integrators have last-minute requirements whereby a phone call in the morning necessitates MegaPhase to deliver cables the same day to Tobyhanna Army Depot for direct shipment to theater in Kuwait, Iraq or Afghanistan: “We get the call at 7 a.m., and we have cable sets boxed and driven to Tobyhanna by 3 p.m. the same day.” Pote adds, “In addition to our battle-tested RF coax cables, we have developed a line of rugged, GrooveTube® super flexible test cables and quick connectors and adapters to meet critical battle-field demands. The SiteLineTM Rugged Armored site analyzer cables and network analyzer cables also provide reliable and accurate performance under the most rugged field conditions.”

Invitees for this event include distinguished representatives from the US Army’s PEO IEW&S, PEO C3T, Tobyhanna Army Depot, JIEDDO, Department of Defense, research centers, defense contractors, systems integrators, critical suppliers, elected officials on the national, state and local levels and PMEDC staff. Visit MegaPhase to learn more.

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