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$9.3 million for advanced military sub-systems

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article image ​ELECTRO Optic Systems has been awarded a $9.3 million contract to provide advanced military sub-systems and components to Hyundai Wia.

ELECTRO Optic Systems has been awarded a $9.3 million contract to provide advanced military sub-systems and components to Hyundai Wia.

The two companies have been in a partnership since July 2012, where they work together to meet the high performance and extreme environmental requirements in very demanding applications for military surveillance, electronics and force protection products.

The companies also share the contracts and work won by each company. In late 2012 Hyundai Wia was selected by one customer for long term trials involving more than two years of operational deployment of EOS-Hyundai Wia equipment for surveillance and force protection .

The trials concluded in Q1 2015, with the customer awarding the contract to Hyundai Wia. As part of their partnership agremenet, Hyundai Wia has contracted EOS to deliver work share of approximately $9.3 million of surveillance and force protection parts and sub-systems over 12 months, commencing in Q3 2015.

Hyundai Wia will also produce some EOS designs under license for the project. The current contract covers just the initial phase of acquisition for one program, but it is possible that the contract will e expanded in which case the program will extend over 4 to 5 years and require 5 times more equipment than is presently under order.

According to EOS CEO, Dr Ben Greene, the contract will provide the customer with leading-edge capabilities in integrated surveillance and firepower for force protection. It will make use of EOS’s experience in active theatres of operation, and Hyundai Wia’s engineering and production capabilities, in order to ensure superior weapon safety.

The companies have worked together to produce new systems that can automatically detect military activity at extreme ranges and discriminate between activity types to assess threats. This allows the users of their systems to engage persisting intruders with non - lethal or lethal force at very long range. A variant of this technology will be built into the current solution.

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