EOS Remote Weapon Station tested with heavier weaponry on Boxer APC


A tweet dated March 10 from ChevalDeFrise informs that trials have been conducted with a Boxer APC for potential heavier weaponry than a 12.7mm machine gun fitted on an EOS RWS: HK 40mm AGL and M230LF 30mm chaingun. Besides this, Microflown's Castle acoustic range and direction localization of mortars, snipers, gunfire etc. have been fitted on Milrem’s THeMIS UGV.
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Trials have been conducted with a Boxer APC for potential heavier weaponry than a 12.7mm machine gun fitted on an EOS RWS (Picture source: Twitter account of ChevalDeFrise)


EOS Defence Systems is the defence division of Electro Optic Systems and one of Australia’s largest defence export companies. EOS designs and manufactures high-precision remote weapon systems (RWS), turrets and sensor systems for infantry fighting vehicles, combat reconnaissance vehicles, armoured and non-armoured support vehicles and naval vessels. Capable of mounting combinations of medium cannons, machine guns and missiles, EOS RWS take an existing weapon and ammunition family and makes it more accurate, improving lethality and survivability.

EOS’ product strategy is focused on designing an improved system based on operating the heaviest weapon possible on the lightest vehicle possible at the least cost possible. Five years of research and development produced the current R400 capable of mounting a 30mm cannon and hitting moving targets from a moving vehicle at 2000 meters.

In terms of product development, EOS has designed key technologies to include best-in-class components. Systems are architecture-agnostic – able to be integrated with Victor, GVA or customer-specified systems as well as being platform agnostic and not tied to any specific weapon, sub-system or interface systems.

Modularity is key, allowing EOS to tailor systems that exactly meet customer requirements, while the employment of common line replaceable units and operator interfaces keep acquisition, training and life-cycle costs down, but not at the expense of operational efficiency or reliability.


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Live fire test of an EOS RWS fitted on a Boxer APC, armed with an M230LF 30mm chaingun (Picture source: Twitter account of ChevalDeFrise)


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EOS RWS (Picture source: EOS)


 

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