Australia-based defense technology company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) and its German counterpart Diehl Defence have signed a strategic agreement to collaborate on stabilized and remotely operated weapon systems (RWS) for the European and NATO markets.
EOS develops a range of RWS from ultra-lightweight to heavy duty stabilized platforms and is ready to transfer its technology to Diehl.
A production line for RWS will be established at Diehl’s German facilities under a transfer of technology that will allow European forces to benefit from German made Australian technology.
This agreement also facilitates the additional collaboration in space and high power electro-magnetics technologies between the two companies.
“I am enthusiastic about this Cooperation Agreement with Diehl as both companies not only have complimentary and non-competing cutting edge technologies but also because our organizational cultures and values are so strongly aligned,” EOS’ founder and Group CEO, Dr. Ben Greene said.
“EOS is excited by the prospect of being able to offer and support our land and space technologies in conjunction with great German engineering know how for the European and NATO markets.”
“At Diehl, we have a tradition of more than a hundred years of moving into new, demanding fields of technology on a proven foundation. Strategic partnerships are very important to our company. The great technologies of EOS and the extraordinarily well-fitting corporate culture of EOS offer us excellent opportunities to develop a strategic business area – we look forward to it,” Helmut Rauch, board member of the Diehl Foundation and CEO of Diehl Defence, added.