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2020-08-06

EOS to Invest AED200M in Defence Technologies in MENA

Abu Dhabi-based EOS Advanced Technologies recently unveiled plans to invest AED200 million in the research and development (R&D), of next generation defence systems for the Middle East and North Africa region throughout 2021.
 
AbdulRahman Abdullah Al Blooshi, CEO of EOS Advanced Technologies said: “We are targeting new promising markets in this region with R&D projects as part of our US$1 billion global investments in the much-needed state-of-the-art defence technologies.
 
“We are also keen to attract talented young Emirati’s to assist them to develop their capabilities in R&D and be a nucleus for the UAE’s future industry in this vital area,” he said.
 
EOS has successfully fired anti-tank missiles and a 30mm cannon from their R400S-Mk2 Remote Weapon Station (RWS), mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. The firings, were part of a R&D project involving EOS Defence Systems USA and the Javelin Joint Venture (a partnership of Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin).
 
Commenting on the firing exercise, retired Brigadier General Phil Coker, CEO of EOS Defence Systems USA, said: “This was an exceptional opportunity to fire one of the most lethal anti-tank missiles in the world in conjunction with a 30mm chain gun to validate that they are completely interoperable.”
 
The EOS R400S-MK2 RWS is in full-rate production and is currently in use by six allied nations. Due to its light weight (less than 420kg), the system can be mounted on a broad range of fighting and support vehicles, both wheeled and tracked. 
 

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