Canberra’s Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has been awarded a $94 million contract to supply 251 Remote Weapon Stations to equip the army’s Bushmaster and Hawkei armoured vehicles.
Delivery, which will run from December this year for a year, is part of a weapons standardisation project and will provide increased lethality to the army’s protected mobility vehicles.
The systems, which allow machine guns, cannon and rockets to be fired by a soldier from the relative safety inside a vehicle, will equip an army battle group.
Minister for defence Linda Reynolds said in a statement: “This capability will improve targeting, and better protect our ADF personnel while on operations.”
Defence industry minister Melissa Price said: “The project draws on Australian-owned and developed intellectual property, with more than 80 per cent of the parts sourced through the EOS’ Australian supply chain of more than 140 Australian companies.”
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