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CREW System training Fort Harrison

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The 260th Engineering Company was at Fort Harrison Tuesday, March 20 to complete training with a new electronic system.

The CREW System, Counter Radio Controlled IED Electronic Warfare System, was developed in the 1970's and is used by several branches of the military.

It creates a frequency bubble around military vehicles that prevents unwanted signals from establishing a location for potential improvised explosive device, IED, fire. The Engineering Company started the day in a classroom to first learn how the system works and operates.

Class Instructor, Staff Sgt. Darin Hanson, says even though the technology was developed almost 40 years ago, it's vital to the progression of the military today.

Staff Sgt. Hanson stated, "This technology it's been very important for the military. It's made the enemy stop using radio controlled IED's for the most part because it's so effective. They've had to find new means and new techniques to try and get IED's to harm our troops."

Afterwards, they were able to get their hands on the equipment to connect its features and test it out in the field. Staff Sgt. Hanson says every soldier in the Engineering Company will learn how to use the equipment.

He says the greatest thing about the advancements in military technology is that they have room to grow.


Story by Drew Steele, Beartooth NBC.
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