RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT EOS to invest $54.5m in defense systems for MENA
Abu Dhabi-based EOS Advanced Technologies LLC has unveiled ambitious plans to invest 200 million dirhams ($54.5 million) in the research and development (R&D) of next-generation defense systems for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region throughout the year 2021.
Abdul Rahman Abdullah AlBlooshi, CEO of EOS, said: “We are targeting new promising markets in this region with R&D projects as part of our $1 billion global investments in the much-needed state-ofthe-art defense technologies.
“We are also keen to attract talented young Emirati’s to assist them to develop their capabilities in R&D, and be a nucleus for the UAE’s future industry in this vital area.”
EOS recently successfully fired anti-tank missiles and a 30 mm cannon from their R400S-Mk2 remote weapon station (RWS) mounted on a high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV). The firings, conducted at the Redstone Test Center, Alabama, US, were part of a R&D project involving EOS Defense Systems USA and the Javelin Joint Venture (a partnership of Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin). The team worked together to fully integrate the Javelin with EOS’ RWS within 10 months. At the shoot the US Army supplied the Javelin missiles and the Northrop Grum
EOS recently successfully fired anti-tank missiles and a 30 mm cannon from their R400S-Mk2 remote weapon station mounted on a high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, in firings conducted at the Redstone Test Center, Alabama, US.
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