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EOS bags double win at 2018 ACT Chief Minister’s export awards

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A Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV) fitted with EOS R400 RWS with 12.7mm machine gun (Source EOS)

Electro Optic Systems has been crowned a dual winner today at the 2018 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards. In the ceremony held at the National Gallery of Australia, the team scooped the Manufacturing Category award and were named the ACT Exporter of the Year.

The Export Awards operate as a two-tier process, with exporters first achieving ACT distinction through the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards program and then winners progressing as national finalists. As a finalist in the Australian Export Awards, ACT Award winners will be benchmarked against their peers across the country, with winners receiving national recognition for their international success.


Grant Sanderson, CEO of EOS Defence Systems, said, "EOS is proud of this recognition by the ACT government of EOS Defence Systems. We have secured a number of large international contracts over the last two years, however, the true value of these contracts to Australia is only as good as the performance by the manufacturing and delivery team at EOS Defence Systems. Under the leadership of Dr Warwick Holloway and his management team, EOS Defence Systems is delivering outstanding productivity, quality and performance against very demanding targets."

The awards acknowledge the innovation, hard work and success of businesses, large and small, in reaching new global markets. The awards recognise the important contribution that ACT businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community.

"The award is a fantastic opportunity for us to reflect on what we have achieved not only over the last year but also the years leading up to this point - EOS Defence Systems is an overnight success that took 30 years to build! To all the staff that have helped make this happen, I thank you. Thanks also to the ACT government and the Canberra Chamber of Commerce for their support," said Dr Warwick Holloway, president, EOS Defence Systems Australia. 

EOS offers a family of fully stabilised remotely operated weapon stations that can be integrated on various vehicle platforms and used for different mission profiles. The company's Remote Weapon Station (RWS) solutions ensure full weapon readiness while the crew operate the system protected within the vehicle. All are designed with a high level of commonality and modularity to offer clients a flexible firepower solution.



The RWS offerings provided by EOS, include: 

  • R150: The ultra-light R150 system is unique to the market. It’s full stabilised, highly accurate, designed for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 12.7mm calibre weapons, and is suitable for both wheeled and tracked vehicles.
  • R400S Mk 2: The Mk2 operates a variety weapons including a machine gun, a 30mm lightweight cannon and an automatic grenade launcher.
  • R400S Mk 2 Dual: The Mk 2 can be configured as a single or dual weapon system to operate a variety of weapons including a machine gun, a 30mm lightweight cannon and an automatic grenade launcher through to the OrbitalATK M230LF 30mm cannon. 
  • R600: The R600 is a heavier remote weapon system capable of housing two weapons for maximum firepower, mission flexibility and responsiveness in operation.

EOS is a leading Australian technology company operating in the space and defence markets, with products that incorporate advanced electro-optic applications based on EOS core technologies in software, laser, electronics, optronics, gimbals, telescopes and beam directors, and precision mechanisms.

EOS operates two research centres in Australia and has significant production facilities in both Australia and the US. The company also has a production support depot in Singapore and offices in Alabama, Arizona, Abu Dhabi and Germany.

EOS bags double win at 2018 ACT Chief Minister’s export awards
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