Thor III

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This article is about the US ECM IED device. For the satellite, see Thor (satellite) § Thor 3. For the planned film, see Thor: The Dark World § Sequel.
For other uses, see Thor (disambiguation).
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
Type Counter Radio-Controlled IED Jamming Device
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by US Armed Forces
Wars War in Afghanistan (2010-present)
Production history
Manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corporation
Produced 2009
Crew Carried by 1 soldier

The THOR III is man-portable, counter-radio-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) jammer built by Sierra Nevada Corp and 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]

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