DEW awarded M113 long-term support contract

  • 11-Jan-2010 10:24 EST
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An M113A3 vehicle, shown here equipped with protection enhancement systems such as add-on armor, bar armor, rubber track, and remote weapon station.

Ottawa, Ontario-based DEW Engineering and Development ULC has been awarded a CDN$29.4 million, four-year contract—with two one-year option periods—by Canada’s Department of National Defence for the long-term engineering and support services to the M113 fleet. The scope of work provides technical engineering and maintenance services, integrated logistics support, repair and overhaul services, and support spares, as well as battle damage repair, on an as-required-basis for the M113 family of vehicles (FOV). 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 to 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. Many of these vehicles are presently deployed in Afghanistan.

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