EOS Teaming Agreement with Diehl Defence

Canberra, Australia / Überlingen, Germany, 26 May 2021

Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd (EOS) and Diehl Defence GmbH & Co KG are pleased to announce the signing of a Cooperation Agreement to facilitate greater commercial collaboration between the two companies. EOS and Diehl Defence will initially focus collaboration on advanced stabilised and remotely operated weapon systems (RWS) for the European and NATO markets.

EOS is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of RWS from ultra-lightweight to heavy-duty stabilised platforms and Diehl Defence is a technology driven privately-owned German defence company with a long tradition and excellent reputation in the European market.

EOS RWS technology offers the ability for operators to gain accurate, long-range and wide-area imagery of the battlespace and simultaneously deliver precise target engagement from behind protection, on the move by day and by night. The precision offered by the EOS RWS technology provided to Diehl also allows for best-in-class engagement of moving drones by direct fire.

As part of this Cooperation Agreement a production line for RWS will be established in Diehl’s German facilities with the necessary technology transfer such that European defence forces can be optimally served by German manufacturing and Australian technology.

This Agreement also facilitates the further collaboration on Space and High Power Electro-Magnetics technologies between the two companies. Both companies believe that this collaboration promises a great opportunity for Australian, European and NATO forces to continue their already close collaboration.

Announcing the teaming Agreement, Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS said: This Cooperation Agreement with Diehl aligns companies that not only have complimentary and non-competing cutting- edge technologies but organisational cultures and values that are strongly aligned. EOS is excited by the prospect of being able to offer and support our land and space technologies in conjunction with great German engineering know how for the European and NATO markets.”

Helmut Rauch, board member of the Diehl Foundation and CEO of Diehl Defence, said of the cooperation: “At Diehl we have a tradition of more than a hundred years of moving into new, demanding fields of technology on a proven foundation. Strategic partnerships are very important to our owner-managed company. The great technologies of EOS and the extraordinarily well-fitting corporate culture of EOS offer us excellent opportunities to develop a strategic business area - we look forward to it!"

EOS and Diehl join forces to bring together their best complimentary competencies, promising a great opportunity for Australian, European and NATO forces to continue their mutual close cooperation.

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