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Ukraine additionally orders fifty more Australian combat modules

Apr 29, 2023

Ukraine has ordered an additional batch of remote combat modules from the Australian company Electro Optic Systems.


This was reported by the company's press service on its official website.

EOS has announced a second contract for the supply of 50 remote combat modules of an unnamed model to Ukraine. The contract will also include ammunition, additional spare parts and related services.

The contract is worth $41 million and is expected to be completed in 2023-2024.

The second deal will be in addition to the previously announced contract with Ukraine's SpetsTechnoExport for the supply of 100 unnamed "heavy remote combat modules" worth about $80 million.

It is not known what kind of equipment these remote modules will be installed on. However, the preliminary order for 100 units and the extension of the contract for another 50 modules somewhat correlates with the recent order for two hundred Polish Rosomak combat vehicles. However, this is only an assumption, and there is not enough information from open sources to draw any conclusions.

The manufacturer describes EOS combat modules as systems designed to provide greater accuracy of fire in all conditions, as well as crew safety.

The company offers several combat modules in configurations with different weapons. Thanks to their ultra-lightweight design, they can be mounted on a variety of vehicles and platforms, including light vehicles.

The most famous EOS R400 combat module can be equipped with a light machine gun, a 12.7 mm machine gun, an automatic 40 mm grenade launcher or a light 30 mm ATK M230 LF cannon. It is equipped with a thermal imaging sight with a target detection range of up to 5 kilometers.

The company also offers a heavier version of the EOS R800, which is equipped with a Bushmaster Mk.44 30-mm automatic cannon. This module is considered a system for heavy wheeled and tracked combat vehicles.

According to the manufacturer, the module weighs three times less than its counterparts and provides high-precision fire. In addition to the cannon, the combat module can also be integrated with a 7.62-caliber light machine gun and Javelin anti-tank guided missiles.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/04/2023

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