Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has announced a new contract valued at $5.1 million for the manufacture and delivery of remote weapon systems in 2013-2014 for an existing customer.
Announcing the contract, the Chief Executive of EOS’ Defence Systems business, Mr Mark Bornholt, said: “This order is for our most advanced model of remote weapon system to be integrated onto a specialist armoured engineering vehicle. It will be filled in EOS’ production facilities in Australia and the USA. “This product has been in reliable production in a similar configuration now ordered for more than 18 months and no changes to our supply chain or production processes will be required. This order will see integration testing in 2013 and production in 2014.
EOS develops, manufactures and sells sophisticated aerospace technology with a wide range of applications through two business divisions – military and space. EOS’ remote weapon systems enable a weapon to be fired rapidly and accurately by a gunner safely relocated away from the weapon. Typically the technology is applied for mounting weapons on the top of an armoured vehicle, and the gunner inside the vehicle. EOS remote weapon systems have been produced in significant numbers for US Army, NATO forces, Australia, and other countries around the world.
EOS’ space division is as a manufacturer of telescopes and technology to support space surveillance and space debris management, including removal. In space surveillance, EOS’s laser tracking systems and computer technology can track small orbiting debris objects with great precision – while its space ablation technology and systems could potentially allow future de-orbiting of space debris objects.