DoD Countermine and Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Systems Contracts for the Vehicle Optics Sensor System
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This report is the third in a series covering DoD Countermine and Improvised Explosive Device IED Defeat Systems programs and associated contracts. Our objective was to determine whether the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization JIEDDO and Army procurements for the Vehicle Optics Sensor System VOSS, used on RG-31 and Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, were developed, contracted, and managed in accordance with Federal and Defense acquisition regulations. We determined that JIEDDO and Army procurements for the VOSS were developed, contracted, and managed in accordance with Federal and Defense acquisition regulations. The VOSS is a remotely controlled, gyro-stabilized, multi-sensor camera system. It possesses powerful zoom, night vision, and thermal capabilities and provides agile target assessment on-the-move. The VOSS enables enhanced detection of IEDs, their triggering sources, and other threats at distances significantly greater than the current IED countermeasures. This system allows for IED neutralization without jeopardizing troops. JIEDDO was established in February 2006 to lead, advocate, and coordinate all DoD actions in support of Combatant Commanders and their respective Joint Task Forces efforts to defeat IEDs. In October 2009, JIEDDO transferred the VOSS program to the Army Program Executive Office Ammunition.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Ammunition and Explosives