Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has opened a new development and production facility in Canberra.
The new facility, opened by Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne will support EOS’s current projects plus position the company for future growth through domestic and export opportunities.
“EOS is a supplier and exporter of remote weapons systems and has previously supplied 235 R400S Mk1 Remote Weapons for our Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle,” Mr Pyne said in a January 30 statement.
“Today’s facility opening highlights the key role that defence exports play to both support our troops and allies in battle, as well as create more Australian jobs in our defence industry.
“I am pleased that the opening of EOS’ new facility today goes hand-in-hand with supporting 110 Australian jobs through recently awarded contracts, which is set to rise to 200 jobs by 2020.”