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Over 150,000 MegaPhase Cables Help Allied Forces Defeat IEDs

August 17, 2010
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The critical systems our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines use to jam radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED) rely on the RF cables designed and manufactured at the MegaPhase facility in Stroudsburg, PA. Over 150,000 MegaPhase cables are in use protecting the Warfighter in overseas contingency operations. These cables are used in tens of thousands of jamming systems fielded on every vehicle in the US Military including MRAP, M-ATV, Stryker, Paladin, HWMMV and others. The group of systems are known as CREW—counter radio-controlled electronic warfare—and are used to prevent detonation of roadside bombs, the most deadly and dangerous threat to our troops.

MegaPhase has been honored to contribute to the accomplishments of the United States Army's PM Electronic Warfare (EW) as well as the protection of the Warfighter from the threat of IEDs in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now known as Overseas Contingency Operations.

“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 of MegaPhase. As an example, Pote recounts several instances when the Army’s PM EW 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 the theater in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere in the world. “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-mate connectors and adapters to meet critical battle-field demands. The SiteLine™ Rugged Armored cables and network analyzer cables also provide reliable and accurate performance under the most rugged field conditions.”


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