CALGARY—Raytheon Canada Ltd. will install up to 58 Naval Remote Weapon Stations (NRWS) on Royal Canadian Navy surface vessels. The NRWS replaces manually-operated stations with technologies that allow for remote operations.
Raytheon’s NRWS is based on the proven Mini-Typhoon product line provided by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
“This integrated and innovative technology will provide effective weapon operations for the Royal Canadian Navy operating in high-threat littoral areas,” said Todd Probert, a member of Raytheon Canada’s board of directors.
“Our combat proven, affordable and low-risk system is designed for current operations with flexibility to add new technologies for future naval combat support,” said Mark Nicol, president, Raytheon International Inc., Canada. “It is a mature, capable system designed and tested for navies worldwide.”
According to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.’s website, the Typhoon is a lightweight, stabilized, remote controlled platform that handles a full range of weapons. The Canadian Navy’s variant of the Mini-Typhoon uses an M2 Browning 12.7 mm machine gun.