About 13% of the $6.7 billion the Pentagon is slated to spend between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2017 for fighting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is still up for grabs, with no contractor chosen yet, according to an Aviation Week Intelligence Network analysis of data provided by Avascent 050, an online market analysis toolkit for global defense programs. Countering IEDs had become a major thrust for the Pentagon in 2001-05, after the U.S. began operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Enemy ...

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