DEW Engineering, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems sign licensing agreement
Deal will give Canadian forces access to state-of-the-art Trophy Active Protection System for armored vehicles.
Ottawa, ON – Canadian defence contractor DEW Engineering and Development ULC announced that it has signed a teaming and licensing agreements with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd of Haifa, Israel. The agreements will result in the Canadian Military gaining access to Rafael’s advanced protection systems. With more than 60 years of experience, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd designs, manufactures and supplies a range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea and space applications.
Among those systems is the Trophy Active Protection System (also known as ASPRO-A), an active protection system for armored vehicles that intercepts and destroys incoming missiles and rockets with a shotgun-like blast. Radar panels mounted on the vehicle provide a 360-degree radar view that detects missile fire. An on board computer calculates the projectile’s incoming trajectory and signals two rotating launchers to fire small metal pellets like buckshot.
DEW Engineering will present models of Rafael’s Trophy Active Protective System and Reactive Armour installed on an M113 APC at the Canadian defence and security industries expo, CANSEC 2011, in Ottawa on June 1 – 2, 2011.