EOS signs $49 million weapons contract

Communications, space and defence group Electro Optic systems (ASX: EOS) will supply remotely operated weapons systems for Australia’s Boxer CRV armoured reconnaissance vehicles following the execution of a $49 million contact.

The contract, announced in August, was signed by the defence department two days ago.

It allows for the development, integration and testing of the R-400S weapons system on Boxer and the supply of 82 systems beginning in 2022.

The system mounts a variety of weapons from machine guns to lightweight cannon and anti-tank missiles, and can be operated by crew from inside the safety of their vehicle.

EOS systems are mounted on a variety of Australian military vehicles and have been sold to countries including he United States and the UAE.

Picture: EOS System mounted on Thales Bushmaster vehicle

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