DEW Engineering and Development and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems sign Teaming and Licensing Agreements for Advanced Vehicle Armour Solutions

OTTAWA, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - DEW Engineering and Development ULC of Ottawa, Canada is pleased to announce the recent signing of teaming and licensing agreements with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd of Haifa, Israel.  These agreements will result in the most advanced protection systems for vehicles being made available to the Canadian Military.  With a broad range of Army programs on the horizon and survivability at the forefront for soldiers and their equipment, this teaming will offer the Canadian Army the advanced technologies needed for success in future operations.

With over 60 years of experience, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea and space applications.  Rafael has initiated industrial cooperation in over 20 countries with the understanding that these strategic partnerships and offset activities are the keys to growth and success.  This collaboration will bring into Canada Rafael's innovative armour technologies.  Years of research and testing have culminated in these proven, fielded technologies that achieve platform protection with very low collateral damage.

Rafael's systems are successfully employed by the Israeli Defense Forces, the U.S. Army and other armies world-wide.  At the CANSEC 2011 Exhibition, DEW Engineering, in collaboration with Rafael, will present models of Rafael's Trophy Active Protective System and Reactive Armour installed on an M113 APC.

As underscored by Giora Katz, Corporate VP and General Manager of Land and Naval Sector "Rafael is a world pioneer and leader in the area of active protection systems and reactive armour solutions.  Teaming with DEW will enable the introduction of Rafael's protection systems in the Canadian Forces for enhanced survivability, which is a priority of paramount importance on the 21st century battlefield.  Rafael is proud to team up with such a formidable partner in the field of armour protection in Canada."

DEW has over 30 years experience as a principal defence contractor, with core business in designing and manufacturing armour solutions, providing re-life/re-role vehicle services and partnering with global OEMs to create and maintain Canadian jobs.  "We see Rafael and DEW as very likeminded in their philosophies on Strategic Partnering," states Ian Marsh, DEW's President.  "Their active and reactive protection technologies complement our own passive protection solutions to provide an exceptional product range to support the Canadian Army in their missions."

SOURCE DEW Engineering and Development ULC

For further information:

Jackie Pothier, Director Business Development
Telephone (613) 736-4101

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