EOS Defense Systems USA in race to enhance US Army Strykers

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Defence systems activity in the US ramps up

EOS Defense Systems USA in race to enhance US Army Strykers

By Stephen Kuper, Defence Connect

11 June 2019

The US subsidiary of Canberra-based EOS Defence Systems has secured funding to support the development of an up-gunned turret as part of the US Army’s Stryker Lethality Design Integration Study.

Advances in Russian designed armoured fighting vehicles and tanks have prompted the US Army to initiate a series of modernisation and capability enhancements for its Double V-Hull A1 (DVH A1) Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles, which centre on the introduction of a specialised 30mm Medium Calibre Weapon System (MCWS).

Based on an urgent operational need out of Europe, the Army was provided emergency funding from Congress in 2015 — a little over US$300 million — to rapidly develop and field a Stryker with a 30mm cannon specifically for the US Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment, which is permanently stationed in Germany. This emergency funding also covered upgrades to 83 production vehicles plus spares.

Pictured above: EOS Defense Systems USA employees Caleb Steele and Mike Roesch in front of the EOS R400 Dual display at the US Army Stryker Leaders Conference, 1-2 August 2018.