EOS demonstrates counter drone capabilities in the US


EOS Defense Systems USA has participated in the US Army’s Project Convergence Capstone 4 (PC-C4) at the Army’s National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

The subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Limited demonstrated the capabilities of an R600 Remote Weapon Station (pictured) equipped with a Northrop Grumman M230LF cannon, coaxial machine gun, and four Javelin missiles.

The systems were positioned on an Army Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport (S-MET) robotic infantry support vehicle.

EOS successfully shot down pairs of Class 1 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at ranges of more than 300 metres and engaged multiple ground targets with 30mm cannon from this robotic platform.

EOS noted that in combat situations its Remote Weapon Stations typically effectively engage targets up to 800m with a 7.62mm machine gun and out to 1200m with a 30x113mm cannon.

“These capabilities paired with four of the premier anti-armor missiles in the world represents a significant increase in firepower available to light forces on a platform that is currently being fielded.

“The R600 provides both light- and medium-caliber firepower and the added lethality of multiple anti-tank or anti-air missiles, offering a major differentiating capability and addressing a critical need of US and allied forces.”

The C-UAS exercise was conducted against Boresight Aerial Targets’ low-cost UAVs which provided challenging and realistic target sets.

“EOS’ unique and ultra-precise RWS paired with a proven, multi-functional robotic vehicle is a viable and cost-effective solution that can address strategic Army priorities in the C-UAS domain and increased lethality for light forces.”

Picture: Electro Optic Systems

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