BAE Selects Tank Teammate
Ottawa's DEW Engineering to partner on Canadian Close Combat Vehicle program.
BAE Systems and DEW Engineering & Development of Ottawa have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate for the Canadian Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) program.
Under the agreement, DEW will carry out final assembly of the turret, as well as integration and test for BAE’s CV90 series combat vehicle, provided its chosen for the CCV program. This arrangement will be similar to the approach already demonstrated with all five existing CV90 export customers — Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark.
DEW Engineering and Development specializes in land combat vehicle refit and refurbishment and add-on armour protection systems. The company 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.
The two companies have partnered previously on the LEMUR remotely controlled weapon system, which is being offered for the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle, CCV, LAV III programs and M113 upgrades.