Thor III

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U.S. Soldiers assigned to Alpha Detachment, 106th Finance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion receive training on the Thor III counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) jammer during an IED 140227-A-HE359-015.jpg
TypeCounter Radio-Controlled IED Jamming Device
Place of originFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Service history
Used by US Armed Forces
Wars War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)
Production history
Manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corporation
CrewCarried by 1 soldier

The THOR III is man-portable, counter-radio-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) jammer built by Sierra Nevada Corp. It was employed by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and partnered Afghan National Army soldiers in Afghanistan. Sierra Nevada received the initial contract in December 2007. [1] This system uses three transceivers mounted on backpacks to jam radio-controlled IEDs; each of the three different transceivers jams a different frequency bandwidth (Low, Mid, and High). [2] [3] Power requirements: Low-band, 2.5amps; Mid-band, 4.0amps; High-band, 5.0amps.

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