Electro Optic Systems to provide 251 Remote Weapon Stations for Australian army


According to a media release published by the Australian Minister of Defense, New South Wales based company, Electro Optic Systems (EOS), has been awarded a $94 million contract to supply 251 Remote Weapon Stations to increase the lethality of the ADF’s (Australian Defence Forces) protected mobility vehicles.
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Hawkei 4x4 protected vehicle with EOS R150 RWS Remote Weapon Station. (Picture source EOS)


Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this investment delivers on the Morrison Government’s commitment to accelerate capability initiatives that stimulate the economy and support Australians. EOS (Electro Optic Systems) will introduce a new-generation Remote Weapon Station capability to equip the Bushmaster and Hawkei protected mobility vehicles within a Battle Group.

This work with EOS forms part of the Standardisation of Protected Mobility Vehicles Fleet program within the 2020 Force Structure Plan. Delivery of the new capability is expected to occur from December 2020 to December 2021.

EOS Defence Systems signed a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia (COA) on September 29, 2020, to deliver 251 Remote Weapons Systems (RWS). The contract is valued at over AU$94 million and will not only enhance Australian Army capability and secure EOS’ supplier base but will boost Australian jobs and create opportunities for small businesses.

Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd (EOS) is a leading Australian technology company operating in the space and defense markets. Our products incorporate advanced electro-optic applications based on EOS core technologies in software, laser, electronics, optronics, gimbals, telescopes and beam directors, and precision mechanisms. 

EOS offers a family of fully stabilized remotely operated weapon stations that can be integrated on various vehicle platforms and used for different mission profiles. Our Remote Weapon Systems ensure full weapon readiness while the crew operates the system protected within the vehicle. All are designed with a high level of commonality and modularity to offer clients a flexible firepower solution.


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