Electro Optic Systems land major sale into Germany

Canberra company Electro Optic Systems announced today that it has secured a contract to supply Slinger counter-drone systems valued at approximately A$15m, to Diehl Defence in Germany.

FILE PHOTO: Australian company EOS’s Slinger can shoot down drones while mounted on a moving vehicle. Image supplied.

Slinger will be integrated by Diehl Defence onto a lightweight 4×4 platform, providing a defensive capability to protect critical assets from drone attacks.

Chief Executive Officer for EOS Andreas Schwer said, “The contract with Diehl Defence represents yet another key milestone in the global success story of our Slinger counter-drone system, launched in early 2023“.

“Born from EOS innovation, with proprietary tracking technology, and shaped by real-world combat experiences, Slinger continues to evolve, drawing on ongoing lessons from the field,” Dr Schwer said.

“This contract is testament to its growing relevance and effectiveness in today’s rapidly changing defence landscape.”

The contract includes the provision of systems, spares, training and related services and is valued at 9 million Euro.

Australian government export approval is required for the sale, but isn’t expected to cause delay.

Delivery of the systems are expected to be made this year, in accordance with agreed milestones and other customary terms.

EOS Slinger counter-drone system was developed to track and engage moving drones at a range of more than 800 metres, depending on the weapon configuration.

It can incorporate unique ammunition, making it suitable for built up environments, and includes a radar system, a range of weapon configurations and EOS’ proprietary stabilisation and pointing technology.

An EOS statement said Slinger was designed and developed in Australia specifically for export markets, with a focus on addressing contemporary and emerging threats based on lessons learned in recent conflicts.

 

 


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