Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has unveiled its latest ground-breaking technology for countering air and seaborne threats at INDO PACIFIC 2023 International Maritime Exposition. EOS is proud to launch its laser Dazzler, a silent, non-ballistic countermeasure against uncrewed aerial and seaborne threats, which was showcased integrated with the company’s heavy-hitting R800 remote weapon system (RWS). Described as “Slinger’s big brother”, the R800 sets a new standard in multi-dimensional threat response. The introduction of the Dazzler, as part of the R800’s capability set, heralds a significant development in non-ballistic countermeasures.
“EOS has established itself as a trusted partner for superior accuracy and counter-drone capabilities through the success of the Slinger system. The laser Dazzler builds on this experience using cutting-edge Australian-designed technology to extend options for non-lethal payloads”, said Vice President Sales and Business Development for EOS Defence Systems. It is not merely an enhancement to our capabilities; it reflects the lessons learnt from modern warfare in utilising non-lethal effects in built up areas and the innovative drive that characterises EOS as we tackle the growing employment of drones in a wide range of contemporary operating environments across the globe, Mr Scott Hicks.
When coupled with the R800’s traditional 30mm cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, the laser Dazzler provides operators a flexible range of kinetic and non-kinetic response options against uncrewed aerial and surface vessel threats. The addition of the new optic-dazzling, disabling, and disengaging capability of the laser Dazzler makes the R800 a formidable solution to counter uncrewed threats. The laser Dazzler has been designed and developed in Australia specifically for export markets, with a focus on addressing contemporary and emerging uncrewed aerial and surface vessel threats based on lessons learned in recent conflicts, such as Ukraine.
As EOS continues to break new ground in defence technology, the company remain committed to equipping allied defence forces with systems that are not only lethal but also adaptable and versatile. Through continued innovation and partnerships, we are redefining what’s possible in modern warfare. Electro Optic Systems (EOS) is an ASX-listed Australian technology company that creates leading-edge products and services for the defence, space and communications sectors. The company core capabilities include advanced optical and laser assemblies, thermal imagers, day cameras, gimbal units, laser rangefinders, and high-specification satellite and optical communications products and services.