DEW Engineering to produce BAE’s Remote Weapons System

Partnership part of Canadian Forces $5.2 billion upgrade and acquisition program

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BAE Systems’ Lemur is a family of gyro-stabilized, electro-optical sighted and remotely controlled weapon systems.

Ottawa’s DEW Engineering and Development has teamed up with BAE Systems Bofors of Karlskoga, Sweden to the produce Bofors’ LEMUR Remote Weapons System (RWS) for Canadian programs. The LEMUR RWS, a family of 5.56 to 25/30 mm remote-controlled, electro-optical sighted weapon systems, will provide the firepower portion of Canadian Forces announcement to move forward with $5.2 billion in vehicle upgrade and acquisition projects. The companies say the LEMUR line has a high degree of commonality and interchangeability which is ideal for long term support.

Formerly owned by Alfred Nobel, the Bofors division of BAE Systems has an over 350 year history and has been manufacturing weaponry the the late 1800’s. DEW Engineering has supported the Canadian military since 1978 for many of the major trailer, vehicle and shelter re-life, re-role and acquisition programs with its development and manufacturing capabilities. The company says it is committed to Canada’s Industrial and Regional Benefit policy, which requires 100% direct and indirect Canadian content on such contracts.