Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has announced it has secured a conditional contract to supply Remote Weapon Systems (RWS) to Ukraine valued at up to US$80m (approximately ~AU$120m).
FILE PHOTO: An Australian Army M2 12.7 HB CQB heavy machine gun mounted on a Mk2 Remote Weapon System on an Australian Army ASLAV. Photo by Trooper Jonathan Goedhart.
EOS’ Defence Systems business secured the contract with SpetsTechnoExport (STE), a Ukrainian state-owned foreign trade enterprise to supply up to one hundred of its heavy RWS to Ukraine, including spares and related services.
The contract envisions supply during 2023 and 2024, subject to demonstration testing over the coming weeks and other customary terms for military contracts.
Consistent with typical wartime contract arrangements, the contract is also subject to conditional early termination rights in favour of STE.
The product is manufactured in Australia.
In performing this contract EOS said it would draw upon a support network and supply chain consisting of more than 100 suppliers located across Australia, and others internationally.
EOS’ RWS is a long-established product and is currently in use with several military services in Australia, North America, Europe and South-East Asia.
Designed to deliver greater accuracy and reliability than competitor systems, RWS can be integrated on various vehicles and platforms and used for a broad range of mission profiles.
Chief Executive Officer of EOS Andreas Schwer said EOS was proud to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the people of Ukraine by providing the country with the lifesaving utility of its Remote Weapon System.
“This will contribute to its critical security and defence needs,” Mr Schwer said.
EOS continues to work on other opportunities relating to Ukraine, including opportunities for direct supply to Ukraine, and to other countries providing support.