KWESST opens office and development facility in Ottawa - KWESST

October 15, 2017

KWESST today announced the opening of its office and development facilities at 260 Terence Matthews Crescent, Ottawa, Canada.  

KWESST was founded by Jeff MacLeod and a team of senior defence Industry technical staff led by Warren Downing, General Manager.  KWESST is developing a line of products based on its Tactical Awareness and Situational Control System (“TASCS”) technology.  

TASCS enables first-time-ever networking of ground force weapons systems so they can receive situational and targeting information.  TASCS effectively turns “dumb” indirect fire weapons systems like grenade launchers and mortars into “smart” systems with no modification required to the weapon or ammunition. The first demonstration units are scheduled for availability in late 2017. 

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KWESST deveops and commercializes high-value ultra-miniaturized technology applications that make a critical difference to the safety and operational effectiveness of personnel in the defence and security community. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include: its signature TASCS™ (Tactical and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons; the autonomous Grey Ghost™ kinetic impact missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms; a Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel; and, the Phantom Tactical Electronic Decoy to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy “phantom” signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries. All systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems including Frontline, Edge, Killswitch and ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) among others. KWESST also has developmental “smart ordnance” projects including its “Shot Counter” system, which records the number and type of rounds fired, for optimized firearms maintenance and performance. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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