06 October 2020
Weapons firm promises bang for your buck
Budget backing for Defence is a win for a Canberra business
The Australian journalist Ben Packham interviewed Grant Sanderson recently for an article.
Canberra defence company Electro Optic Systems will arm the next generation of Australia Army vehicles and will next year commercialise a directed-energy weapon that can shoot down drones.
"Our core technologies are in optical sensors, lasers, and the software control and stabilisation to use those systems at very long ranges, to find very challenging targets. What I have been saying to the investor community is that whilst we have always had 5-10 per cent of the revenue from Australian sales, there is now optimism that number could grow considerably."
Pictured from left: Aaron Clark, Daniel Thet and Eamon Gray with a remote weapons system at EOS' high-tech Canberra facility. Photograph by Sean Davey