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IDEX 2019: UAE confirms EOS weapon station contract

20 February 2019
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A R-400S Mk2 dual variant displayed at IDEX 2019 fitted to a Nimr Ajban and armed with a 30 mm M230LF, a 7.62 mm machine gun, and a Javelin guided missile. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

The UAE Armed Forces confirmed during the IDEX 2019 show, held from 17 to 21 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that it has placed a large contract for remote weapon stations (RWS) with the Australian company EOS Defence Systems.

The military spokesperson announced on 17 February that a contract worth AED1.16 billion (USD316 million) had been placed with EOS Defence for 30 mm RWS for the UAE's army, navy, and coast guard.

EOS announced in January 2018 that it had won an AUS410 million (USD330 million at the time) order to supply "significant quantities" of its new R-400S Mk2 RWS to an unidentified overseas customer.

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