08 November 2023
EOS signs Memorandum of Understanding with Cratos
Sydney, Australia – 8 November 2023 – Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cratos as its representative in New Zealand for EOS’ suite of Remote Weapon Systems.
EOS has signed the two-year agreement with Cratos, a New Zealand based military technology distributor company specialising in uncrewed aerial systems, integrated counter-uncrewed aerial systems solutions and uncrewed ground systems.
EOS aims to broaden its Remote Weapon System export market and have chosen to partner with Cratos, due to their expertise within New Zealand for the supply of military-grade technology.
Vice President Sales and Business Development for EOS Defence Systems, Mr Scott Hicks, said that “EOS, as a sovereign Australian defence company, is proud to partner with a sovereign New Zealand defence company to support and foster industry with our close allies”.
Mr Hicks stated that “EOS’ Remote Weapon Systems are world leading. Having been proven operationally, they are in use with militaries from Australia, North America, Europe, and South-East Asia. EOS’ Remote Weapon Systems are renowned for their accuracy and reliability, with over 2500 systems already sold globally. EOS is excited to partner with Cratos and looks forward to the opportunity to enhance the New Zealand Defence Force with this cutting-edge capability”.
Mick Turner, CEO for Cratos, said “we are thrilled to announce this exciting and strategic partnership with EOS, an Australian success story, and a company that shares our vision and values to support militaries in the region. Together, we will create opportunities to deliver best in class solutions that will undoubtedly keep our war fighters safer in the face of adversity. This partnership reinforces our dedication to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional services to our customers and builds on our already unique capabilities and our longstanding relationship with the New Zealand Defence Force.”
New Zealand is an important member of the Five Eyes community and a long-standing partner with Australia. The collaboration between EOS and Cratos will provide the opportunity for further interoperability between the New Zealand and Australian Defence Forces and provide the same access to this technology and in-country support.