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Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

Photo of electronics mechanic reassembling

Matthew Herlihy, an electronics mechanic, reassembles a Duke secondary unit after performing a mechanical inspection. The Duke is a counter improvised explosive device (IED) system that jams frequencies to neutralize the threat of IEDs. Herlihy works in the depot’s Electronic War Systems Branch. Technicians work an array of precision jammers used by warfighters to combat radio controlled IEDs, which are a common threat in deployed locations. Employees inspect, repair and test electronic warfare systems such as the Duke, THOR III, Counter Radio Controlled IED Electronic Warfare Vehicle Radio Jammer and the Guardrail Common Sensor. The THOR uses three transceivers mounted on backpacks to jam radio-controlled IEDs. Guardrail uses fixed-wing aircraft to intercept, identify, classify and determine the source and location of hostile communications and radio signals. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department’s largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna’s missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. About 3,500 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. (U.S. Army photo by Steve Grzezdzinski)

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