EOS Defence Systems division consists of three business units:
This entity is located in Queanbeyan, Australia and is the headquarters for research, design, development and production of EOS military sector products in Australia,
This entity is located in Tucson, Arizona. EOST is the public face of EOS in the northern and southern Americas and responsible for liaison with the Unites States Government and customer base. The office manages existing supply contracts and conducts business development activities in the US as well as providing demonstrations and field service support on an international basis.
This entity is located in Singapore. The office is responsible for liaison with the Singapore customer base and coordinates the provision of depot and field service support in the Singapore region.
Today’s defence personnel face an ever-evolving battlefield and must react instantly to the demands of individual situations. Key to battlefield survivability is protection and the capability to generate firepower which clinically removes targets with little or no impact on non-combatants.
EOS is a leader in the development and production of robotic or remotely-controlled weapon systems, tailored to mount customer weapon inventories.
Our family of Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) builds on over 25 years of developing electro-optic fire control platforms for defence environments and military platforms including vehicles, vessels and static emplacements. Operator survivability is significantly improved when in control of a fully stabilised, remotely operated weapon (or weapons) and a sensor system which provides cutting edge detection, tracking and engagement.
Our RWS are operated by a single crew member, controlling the stabilised sight and weapon from a control panel located within a protected cabin. The RWS enhances surveillance, observation and targeting in stationary or mobile conditions including effective engagement of moving targets. In addition to system control, the console provides image-processing and enhancement, improving target acquisition (stationary and mobile) performance at night and under limited visibility conditions.
Our system variants are designed for integration with a tracked or wheeled vehicle and are adaptable to most battle management systems. The system design includes a stabilized optronic assembly, designed to be flexible and modular, to integrate with customer furnished equipment or requirements.
EOS is a prolific supplier of the combat proven R-400 Stabilized Remote Weapon Station which is in service with the United States Army, the Australian Defence Force and the Dutch Army. The R-400 is a single weapon station capable of operating a variety of weapons including canon, machine gun and automatic grenade launcher. EOS also manufactures the heavier R-600 which is in service with the Singaporean Army and is capable of operating two weapons. With more than 500 systems having been deployed in theatres in Iraq and Afghanistan, EOS RWS solutions incorporate a high degree of user feedback gained from combat deployment.
EOS RWS solutions are noted for:
The global trend towards lighter RWS will increase as defence budgets contract and vehicles become lighter and smaller. Future RWS will need to be lighter, faster, draw less power and allow for lower centres of gravity. They must also be inherently network-aware, wirelessly controlled, and interoperable with many different third party accessories and performance multipliers. They must have the capacity to mount heavy machine guns, electric chain guns, missiles and potentially less than lethal munitions for domestic use or in peacekeeping and border protection operations.
EOS Defence Systems with assistance from the Australian Government is developing a future generation of Remote Weapon Systems. The aim is to develop a product that is significantly lighter than existing systems and much cheaper. The new contemporary design will be scalable and networked to individual soldiers who will be able to operate the systems remotely from outside the vehicle or platform. The reusable modular design of the systems will enable simplified and universal training and cheaper sustainment.
The systems will be designed and produced in Australia and will be easily adapted to existing EOS systems. The first in the series of three new stations is expected to be available for service from late 2015. The first system will be the R-400S, a light-weight stabilised system capable of mounting a 30mm link fed cannon. Two other systems will be developed following the R-400S, these later systems will be much lighter than current models. Each of the three new stations is based on the EOS reliable and highly regarded systems which have been instrumental in the success of ADF operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.