ARWEN Less Lethal


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July 15th, 20222 – KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV : KWE and OTCQB: KWEMF)

KWESST is pleased to announce that it has been engaged by a large US Police Department to develop a new chemical payload round that may be multiple times more effective at bringing violent situations to a successful conclusion, than previous generation chemical rounds.  

ARWEN’s long history as the Premier less lethal system enables the company to not only develop this technology requested by the customer but allow a streamline production to rapidly move this technology into field deployment.

Following initial testing by ARWEN staff, the new payload rounds have been sent to the customer for testing and evaluation. ARWEN experts will work continuously with the customer to create a best-in-class final product, that will assist our customer base to effectively keep themselves and their communities safe.  

A Canadian law Enforcement agency, searching for newer less lethal options, have asked to test and evaluate the new rounds for the Canadian law enforcement market. 

ARWEN was one of the world’s first systems that was designed exclusively for less lethal use only, and continues to build on that legacy by creating new and innovative solution for our growing customer base.  


KWESST develops and commercializes breakthrough next-generation tactical systems that meet the requirements of security forces and personal defense for overmatch capability against adversaries. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include its unique non-lethal Low Energy Cartridge (LEC) system with application across all segments of the non-lethal market, including law enforcement and personal defence. KWESST is also involved in the digitization of tactical forces for shared situational awareness and targeting with its signature TASCSTM (Tactical Awareness and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons. Other KWESST products include counter-measures against threats such as drones, lasers and electronic detection. These include the autonomous GreyGhostTM soldier-portable micro drone missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms using high-speed kinetic impact; a Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel and the PhantomTM  electronic battlefield decoy system to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries. These systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE. KWESST trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol KWE and on the U.S. OTCQB under the symbol KWEMF.


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