Electro Optic System opens new production facility in Canberra

An Electro Optic System’s (EOS) new production facility has been opened by Defence minister Christopher Pyne in Canberra. Speaking at the official launch ceremony, Mr Pyne said the facility will serve as EOS’ defence products development centre as well as a production support facility for current contracts.

Electro Optic System opens new production facility in Canberra
Electro Optics System, a growing Australian success story (Picture source: EOS)

“EOS is a supplier and exporter of remote weapons systems, and has previously supplied 235 R400S Mk1 Remote Weapons for our Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle,” the Minister remarked. “Today’s facility opening highlights the key role that defence exports play to both support our troops and allies in battle, as well as create more Australian jobs in our defence industry.”

He said the move will expand the company’s export production capacity to $20 million a month by 2020, placing EOS in a perfect position for significant future growth.
“EOS’ success is a demonstration of what can be achieved when Government and industry work together and our Defence Export Strategy will further realise this.”