Electro Optic Systems Holdings (EOS) today announced it has secured a new contract valued at approximately A$28 million to supply R600 Remote Weapon System (RWS) unit spares to a customer in Southeast Asia. The R600, renowned for its dual weapon configuration, offers operational flexibility and a range of weapon options to suit diverse mission requirements. Originally developed for a South East Asian customer, the R600 RWS has been subject to continuous innovation and development. The products under this contract will primarily be manufactured in EOS facilities in the United States.
The R600 Remote Weapon System features EOS’ advanced pointing and tracking technology, significantly enhancing first-round hit probability. This sophisticated ballistic solution accounts for a comprehensive range of variables including weapons, ammunition, range, atmospheric environment, vehicle attitude, and target motion. Deliveries under the contract are scheduled to commence in late 2024 and continue into 2025 and 2026. This sale aligns with Electro Optic Systems Holdings’ strategic initiatives to broaden its product and customer base, as well as its manufacturing capabilities.
Dr Andreas Schwer, Chief Executive Officer for EOS, said, “EOS is proud of this achievement, which not only strengthens its presence in the South East Asian defence sector but also reinforces its position as a leading innovator in the global defence industry.”
The R600 remote weapon system (RWS) offers a flexible dual weapon configuration, enabling operators to choose from a range of firepower options that best suit their mission requirements. These options include combinations of 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm, 40 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL). To enhance lethality, the R600 Missile Carrier (R600MC) combines medium-calibre firepower with multiple anti-tank or anti-air missiles. Weighing less than 725kg (1,600 lbs), this system empowers manoeuvre units to effectively address any threat on the modern battlefield. Commanders can configure the missile pods to neutralise the most dangerous targets, while the standard medium-calibre main armament and 7.62 coaxial machine gun provide vehicle commanders with effective self-defence firepower.