EOS showcases advanced unmanned weapons platform to US Army

Australian’s EOS subsidiary EOS Defense Systems USA recently participated in the US Army’s Project Convergence Capstone 4 (PC-C4) at the Army’s National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

CAPTION: The EOS R600 Remote Weapon Station featuring 30mm cannon, coaxial machine gun and four Javelin missiles. Photo supplied.

EOS demonstrated the capabilities of an R600 Remote Weapon Station equipped with a Northrop Grumman M230LF cannon, coaxial machine gun, and four Javelin missiles on an Army Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport (S-MET) robotic infantry support vehicle.

EOS successfully shot down pairs of class 1 UAVs at ranges of more than 300m and engaged multiple ground targets with 30mm cannon from this robotic platform.

While this demonstration, during the period 15 to 20 March, highlighted specific capabilities under controlled conditions, EOS’s Remote Weapon Stations can effectively engage targets up to 800m with a 7.62mm machine gun and out to 1200m with a 30x113mm cannon.

These capabilities paired with four Javelin missiles represents a significant increase in firepower available to light forces on a platform that is currently being fielded.

The R600 provides both light- and medium-caliber firepower and the added lethality of multiple anti-tank or anti-air missiles, offering a major differentiating capability and addressing a critical need of US and allied forces.

PC-C4 was a critical venue for Army senior leaders to assess new technologies needed to ensure the Army’s success in future conflicts as well as inform acquisition and force structure decisions.

An EOS spokesperson said that as human-machine integration continued to be a key strategic priority, the PC-C4 demonstration was an important opportunity to evaluate unmanned and remote solutions that provide essential protections to the warfighter.

“EOS’s unique and ultra-precise RWS paired with a proven, multi-functional robotic vehicle is a viable and cost-effective solution that can address strategic Army priorities in the C-UAS domain and increased lethality for light forces.”

 

 

 


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One thought on “EOS showcases advanced unmanned weapons platform to US Army

  • 22/04/2024 at 7:19 am
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    Looks a promising bit of gear – might be what the Army needs – however like all things from Canberra – it will be too expensive – can’t do what they said it will do and it will take a rocket specialist scientist to operate it.

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