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    The Raytheon Company will equip 58 Canadian warships with Naval Remote Weapons Stations.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The installation of Naval Remote Weapons Stations (NRWS) on 58 Canadian warships under a new contract awarded by the Canadian Navy will better protect crews from enemy fire, the Raytheon Company said in a news release on Friday.

    "Remote operations enhance crew safety by eliminating the need to have operators on the deck of the ship during close-range engagements," the release said.

    A NRWS typically consists of an artillery piece mounted on a ship’s surface. Like an airborne drone, the operator controls the weapon from a sheltered position.

    NRWS is based on the proven Mini-Typhoon product line provided by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Limited, Raytheon Canada Limited's teammate on the award, according to the release.

    "This integrated and innovative technology will provide effective weapon operations for the Royal Canadian Navy operating in high-threat littoral areas," Raytheon Canada Limited board of directors member Todd Probert stated.

    Raytheon did not disclose the amount of the contract.


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