The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) has received the first two EOS Defence Systems R400S Mk2 D-HD-3X Remote Weapon Systems to be used on the Boxer vehicles as part of Project Land 400 Phase 2.
The two R400 Remote Weapon Systems will be used for training purposes, with a further 80 systems to be supplied during the course of the project. All EOS systems for Land 400 Phase 2 will be built in Queanbeyan, NSW and Hume, ACT using components from approximately 70 Australian suppliers.
“The handover of these two systems marks a significant milestone for EOS," Dr Warwick Holloway, President of EOS Defence Systems in Australia, said. “These are the first two of the latest generation remote weapon systems built for the ADF from EOS' state-of the-art manufacturing facility in Hume.
"The systems join the over 230 in-service EOS remote weapon systems and will deliver significant improvements in operational effectiveness and cost of ownership for Australia’s combat forces.”
The R400S-Mk2-D-HD is capable of mounting weapons in single and dual configurations from 5.56mm to 12.7mm calibre as well 40mm automatic grenade launchers, 30mm lightweight cannons and anti-tank guided missiles. The system allows the weapons operator to remotely operate the weapon whilst protected inside the vehicle.