In 2014, DEW Engineering and Development (Booth 1111) won a C$21.3 million contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces with six chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) decontamination systems for personnel and vehicles.
The contract also included in-service support for five years, plus options for three five-year extensions, plus options for an additional three systems.
DEW established an international partnership with NBC-Sys of France, a leader in CBRN equipment, and the first system was rapidly delivered to meet an urgent operational requirement in support of last year’s Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Each system will be equipped to decontaminate personnel and vehicles simultaneously.
For personnel decontamination, each system can be configured to simultaneously decontaminate males, females and stretcher-borne personnel as well as their equipment and weapons.
Decontamination of all trucks and armoured vehicles occurs at three consecutive stations for washing, decontaminating and rinsing.
With facilities in Ottawa, Ontario and Miramichi, New Brunswick, DEW has been providing services and equipment for more than 35 years. These include design and manufacture of armour for military and police vehicles; armoured, logistics and off-road vehicles; trailers, shelters and special kits; and CBRN defence, tent and environmental systems. DEW also life-extends and re-roles equipment, and provides integrated logistics support and in-service support.