Handover of first Land 400 Phase 2 EOS RWS
28 May 2019
Handover of first EOS Remote Weapon Systems to LAND 400 PHASE 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle Project
The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) today took receipt of the first two EOS Defence Systems R400S Mk2 D-HD-3X Remote Weapon Systems, to be used on the Boxer, as part of Project Land 400 Phase 2 – Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle Capability.
The two R400 Remote Weapon Systems to be utilised for training purposes were delivered on schedule. It is planned for a further 80 systems to be supplied during the course of the project. All EOS systems for Land 400 Phase 2 will be built in Australia in Queanbeyan, NSW and Hume, ACT and utilise components from approximately 70 Australian suppliers.
“The handover of these two systems marks a significant milestone for EOS”, stated Dr Warwick Holloway, President of EOS Defence Systems in Australia. “These are the first two of the latest generation remote weapon systems built for the Australian Defence Force from EOS state-of the-art manufacturing facility in Hume. The systems join the over 230 in-service EOS remote weapon systems and will deliver significant improvements in operational effectiveness and cost of ownership for Australia’s combat forces.”
The R400S-Mk2-D-HD is capable of mounting weapons in single and dual configurations from 5.56mm to 12.7mm calibre as well 40mm automatic grenade launchers, 30mm lightweight cannons and anti-tank guided missiles. The system with its sophisticated suite of sensors, is fully stabilised and networked, and allows the weapons operator to remotely operate the weapon whilst protected inside the vehicle.
Photo: Dr Warwick Holloway, President EOS Defence Systems Australia, pictured with the CASG Team at the EOS Hume facility.