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BAE Systems and DEW Engineering Team for Key Canadian Program


OTTAWA, Canada - BAE Systems and DEW Engineering & Development of Ottawa have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate for the Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) program, which is one of Canada’s highest priority programs.

DEW has been chosen to carry out final assembly of the turret, as well as integration and test for the CV90 if the vehicle is chosen for the CCV program. This arrangement will be similar to the proven approach already demonstrated with all five existing CV90 export customers - Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark.

“We are proud to partner with DEW,” said David Allott, Managing Director BAE Systems Global Combat Systems. “DEW has an excellent reputation for its engineering skills, which is why we selected DEW as our partner to provide sustainable, combat proven vehicles to meet the needs of the Canadian Army. This ideal alliance combines our vehicle pedigree with DEW’s detailed knowledge and experience of Canadian requirements.”

DEW Engineering and Development is the preeminent firm in Canada for land combat vehicle refit and refurbishment and add-on armour protection systems. DEW has completed several projects for the Canadian Army, including extensive repair and refit work on the Army’s light armoured vehicle fleet, major upgrade tasks on the Army’s Leopard tanks and more recently, a multi-year life extension program for the Army’s M113 family of vehicles, improving its mobility, firepower and protection to make it one of the safest vehicles in its class.

“DEW and BAE Systems are a winning pair for the CCV program,” said Tim Dear, president, DEW Engineering and Development. “BAE Systems’ proven CV90 is an impressive vehicle that will outshine the competition. With DEW’s Canadian workforce, the Canadian Army will have a high-performing vehicle made with the same dedication and passion as those who serve their country.”

BAE Systems has also teamed with DEW for the LEMUR remotely controlled weapon system, which is being offered for the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle, CCV, LAV III programs and M113 upgrades.

BAE Systems has operated in Canada since 2000. The company has a strong track record in delivering economic benefit by partnering with domestic industries and delivering on offset commitments.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).

About DEW

Founded in 1978, DEW Engineering and Development ULC is a wholly owned subsidiary of CoorsTek of Golden, Colorado, and organized in two geographic areas employing over 400 people with the main plant and headquarters in Ottawa (125,000 square feet of manufacturing) and a manufacturing organization in Miramichi, New Brunswick (90,000 square feet of manufacturing). DEW specializes in military vehicle assembly and manufacturing, land combat vehicle re-life/re-role and add-on armour protection systems. DEW’s Armour Unit specializes in offering one-stop shopping for the design, engineering, testing, prototyping, manufacture and support of large scale high-tech ceramic composite armour systems. DEW has designed and manufactured thousands of modular add-on ceramic armour kits and customized panels for a broad range of wheeled and tracked military vehicles. DEW takes concepts and brings them to combat.


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