Press Release

Secure Communication Systems and Raytheon Awarded $43 Million for Air Warrior EDM Production and Post-Production Support.

March 30th, 2009

SANTA ANA, CA — March 30, 2009 — The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a 5-year IDIQ contract to continue production on the Electronic Data Manager (EDM) for the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier’s Air Warrior program for which Secure is a prime subcontractor. Secure will also handle production, RMAs, and end-of-life management, with Raytheon providing software and design support over the 5-year IDIQ contract.

To celebrate the award, which was awarded December 10, 2008, and mark the 2009 production kickoff, a group of Raytheon and Air Warrior staff associated with the contract visited the Secure facility. In a speech to the company, Kent Wieter commended the production team and said that the EDM played a vital role in the PEO Soldier program.

The EDM is a kneeboard Tablet PC used by U.S. Army aviators for blue-force tracking, and moving map applications. The deployment of the unit to Army aviators is managed by the PEO Soldier’s Air Warrior Product Office in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

air warrior edm idiq team

Air Warrior EDM IDIQ Kickoff Presentation
– Pictured from Left to Right –
Kent Wieter, Don Harp, Andrea Lavoie, Anita Bennefield, Oksana Mandybur, Jerry Fowler,
Mike Boice, Ed Hanrahan

About Secure Communication Systems
Secure Communication Systems is a proven world leader in the design and manufacture of rugged computers and peripherals. Based in Santa Ana, California the company provides ruggedized equipment for military and other severe environment applications. The company has a diverse product line featuring workstations, displays, handheld workstations, and tablet PCs. For further information contact 714-547-1174 or visit:

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