CEO Ben Greene with Defence Minister-turned-lobbyist Christopher Pyne
EOS operates two research centres in Australia and has significant production facilities in both Australia and the US. The company also has a production support depot in Singapore and offices in Alabama, Arizona, Abu Dhabi and Germany.
On 4 April 2019 EOS sold R400S-MKS REMOTE CONTROL WEAPONS SYSTEM to TNI. RCWS are made by US EOS Technologies and are a fixture in Indonesia's arsenal. The first shipment of 20 units has been fitted to 7 Komodo 4x4 and 13 Anoa 6x6 military vehicles, both used by TNI infantry battalions.
The Indonesian defence delegation to the EOS facility in the ACT in 2019 ' arrived in style' in 2 Thales Bushmasters (pictured)
EOS Technologies won a tender to supply the RCWS to Indonesia arms manufacturer PT Pindad under a ToT (Transfer of Technology) scheme. The RCWS will be fitted with 12.7 mm calibre heavy machine guns. The RCWS uses a 'plug and play' interface and can be paired with a grenade thrower or a machine gun. It can reach a target (a human being) at 13,800 metres and it can identify a target at 2,300 metres.
The EOS Group was formed in 1983. In 2002, EOS Group of companies became a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange. In 2005, EOS formed a strategic alliance with Northrop Grumman to further common technologies in the space and military sectors.
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The EOS R400mk2
The EOS company's Australian made R400mk2 is an RCWS or Remote Controlled Weapons System. It is designed to sit on top of a tank or other weaponised vehicle and fire at people while the operator sits safely inside the armoured vehicle. It features a 'plug and play' interface, which means that shooting with it seems much like playing a video game. The humanity of the person being shot is greatly reduced by the screen interface.
EOS weapons mounted on Indonesian army vehicles
According to a press release from 2019, "Indonesia is now the third country in Asia Pacific to integrate EOS products, namely the R400S Mk2 series into the Anoa 6 × 6 armored unit and also the Komodo 4 × 4 rantis. Reportedly 7 units of Komodo and 13 units of Anoa are the first batch of Pindad products equipped with the RCWS EOS R400S Mk2."
EOS T2000 Turret
This was a proud collaboration between Australian company EOS and Elbit Systems Australia. The ‘turret with the works’ has since been sold to Indonesia, for use on Czech Pandur tanks. CEO Ben Greene promotes the T2000 as supporting a wide range of ‘lethality solutions’ and having ‘unprecedented firepower’.