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EOS establishes new live fire testing facility

EOS successfully completed a live fire test procedure of the Titanis counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) as part of the company’s expansion into live fire weapon development in Australia.

EOS successfully completed a live fire test procedure of the Titanis counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) as part of the company’s expansion into live fire weapon development in Australia.

Australian defence and space company EOS this week announced that it has successfully undertaken a live fire test of its Titanis C-UAS solution at a private testing facility as part of the company’s plan to expand into live fire testing.

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To achieve this, the company has engaged with weapon and ammunition suppliers as well as relevant government departments to develop the testing facility. These include constructing approved firing positions, ammunition storage as well as shot detection sensors and meteorological instruments that are being established at the range.

Grant Sanderson, chief executive for EOS Defence Systems, outlined that the facility will cater for a wide range of testing requirements.

“We successfully detected and engaged a number of UAS targets using the Titanis C-UAS solution incorporating the R400 remote weapon station, including moving targets and swarms of multiple drone threats. Being able to conduct weapon system development in Australia represents a significant sovereign capability,” Sanderson said.

“While we complete our design and development work in Australia, most of our live firing to date has had to be conducted overseas due to the lack of suitable ranges in Australia. However, the Australian government’s drive to greater domestic defence capability has provided us with the confidence to invest in the creation of an Australian solution.

“This is a critical first stage in developing our local live firing capability. We expect to expand this further to allow for more complex activities over the coming months.”

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According to a statement by the company, the new range will test and evaluate a series of EOS products such as the T2000 medium calibre turret, the R400 and R800 remote weapons stations as well as the directed energy effectors and Titanis C-UAS solution.

[Related: EOS, Nova Systems form sovereign guided missile alliance]

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