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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Government of Canada Purchases 15 Chinooks from Boeing

August 11, 2009 - The Government of Canada has awarded a $1.2 billion contract to Boeing for 15 new Chinook CH-47F (Canadian Forces CH-147F) helicopters, to be delivered between 2013 and 2014.

The purchase is meant to meet Canada's medium-to-heavy lift helicopter programme requirements.

DEW Engineering Signs Alliance with BAE Systems Bofors

September 15, 2009 - Ottawa/Miramichi-based DEW Engineering & Development has signed an Agreement (PDF) with Swedish defense contractor BAE Systems Bofors to collaborate on the manufacture of weapons for army vehicles in Canada and the United States.

The primary impact of the deal is to allow DEW to manufacture the LEMUR remote weapons system, an artillery technology mounted on top of armoured military vehicles.