OTTAWA, Dec. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - DEW Engineering and Development ULC of Ottawa, Ontario is pleased to announce the award of a $29.4 Million contract by the Department of National Defence for the Long Term Engineering and Support Services to the M113 Fleet.
This contract covers a period of four years with two one-year option periods. The scope of work provides Technical Engineering and Maintenance Services (TEMS), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Repair and Overhaul (R&O) services and support spares, as well as Battle Damage Repair, on an as-required-basis for the M113 Family of Vehicles (FOV).
"This is the corner stone of our strategic plan to work with OEMs to provide long term support for military fleets in Canada in support of Canada First Defence Strategy and policy" says DEW President, Timothy Dear.
BAE Systems Land & Armaments, the M113 vehicle OEM, and DEW have a teaming agreement that designates DEW as the exclusive representative to sell M113 FOV products and services for Canada. Both companies have been working on the M113 Life Extension Program since 1996 through the Definition Contract (1996 to 2001) and Production Support Contract (2000-2009). As part of the Production Contract, a total of 274 vehicles have been upgraded from the M113A2 version to the M113A3 FOV and MTV FOV in nine different variants. A number of these vehicles are presently deployed in Afghanistan.
"BAE Systems is pleased to help DEW Engineering provide long term support for Canada's M113s and MTVL fleet, and to help meet Canada's security requirements, said Joe McCarthy, vice president and general manager, Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) Systems for BAE Systems. "The M113A3 and MTVL are proven systems in a wide variety of threat environments."
DEW was established in 1978 to provide a vehicle systems engineering and manufacturing capability for DND and other government agencies. Today DEW is a growth oriented company employing more than 400 people in Ottawa, Ontario and Miramichi, New-Brunswick. In addition to providing platform ugrade/re-role services and vehicle or shelter militarization, DEW is respected globally for providing innovative armour designs and solutions for vehicle OEMs.
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SOURCE DEW ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT ULC
For further information: For further information: Guy Carrier, Director Support Programs & M113LE Program Manager, telephone (613) 736- 5100 Ext 218 or visit our website at www.dewengineering.com