Efficacious Demonstration of New Transportable Lethality Solution
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., (July 8, 2020) – Electro Optic Systems (EOS) Defense Systems USA, Inc. (ASX: EOS) teamed with the Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) within the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) to successfully demonstrate a new Containerized Weapon System (CWS) configuration, utilizing the tried, fielded, and proven R-400 Remote Weapon Station (RWS) platform while paired with a M230LF Bushmaster 30mm cannon and M2 .50 caliber machine gun.
BG(R) Phil Coker, the CEO of EOS Defense Systems USA, indicated that this was a significant test for EOS. “This kind of integration not only allows for the precise application of fires from the CWS, but also the employment of an outstanding sensor suite that provides greatly expanded target detection, recognition and identification.”
The CWS-R400 configuration contains the standard CWS Tricon container with an R400 Mk2 RWS made EOS. This was the first live-fire combining CWS with the R-400. Therefore, the purpose of the test was to reduce the risk inherent in new configurations. There were no failures or unintended incidents during the CWS/EOS portion of the demonstration. The test validated the stability of the container structure and mast under the recoil forces of the M2 .50 caliber and the M230LF 30mm chain gun from the RWS R-400 platform. According to Coker, “the evaluation was a great success for our company. We appreciate the outstanding support of the Redstone Test Center and the team from AvMC”
Vibration and deflection analysis were measured means of three XYZ accelerometers within the CWS. High Speed Video of the weapon station was recorded to measure the mast deflection. A Fiber Optic Standoff Extension Kit (SEK) provided full remote control of the weapon station during the demonstration.
The successful completion of this risk reduction test proves that mutual opportunities exist between CCDC CWS and EOS. And further demonstrates R-400 effectiveness anywhere containerized weapon stations would be beneficial.