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EOS and RICO set UGV live fire milestone; ADF students test counter-drone RWS

Canberra-based Electro Optic Systems (EOS) and the Australian Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO) have successfully demonstrated the advanced long-range firing capabilities and precision of EOS’ R400 remote weapon system (RWS).

From EOS’ high-tech facility in Canberra, the team remotely controlled the RWS integrated on a modified M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier stationed at the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Puckapunyal military area, approximately 550 kilometres away, successfully engaging targets at distances of 300 and 600 metres.

Following the demonstration, EOS conducted a qualification training session for five ADF students at Puckapunyal, where they remotely operated the RWS. The session concluded with a live-fire counter-drone demonstration, with two students successfully engaging both stationary and moving drone targets at distances of up to 500 metres.

“The success of this live-fire counter-drone exercise at Puckapunyal is a testament to the dedication and expertise of ADF and EOS personnel and their commitment to advancing military capabilities,” said Ian Cook, Executive Vice President for EOS Defence Systems. “It also highlights the importance of continuous innovation and training in modern warfare.”

The exercise represents a significant leap forward in military technology, says EOS, offering enhanced precision, safety, and operational versatility.

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