Electro Optic Systems (EOS Defence Systems) has unveiled its latest innovative C-UAS solution – a laser dazzler – at the Indo Pacific 2023 international maritime exposition this week.
Designed and developed entirely in Australia specifically for export markets, the silent, non-ballistic countermeasure was showcased integrated with the company’s heavy-hitting R800 remote weapon system (RWS). Described as ‘Slinger’s big brother,’ the R800 sets a new standard in multi-dimensional threat response. Scott Hicks, VP Sales and Business Development, said that introduction of the Dazzler as part of the R800’s capability set, heralds a significant development in non-ballistic countermeasures.
When coupled with the R800’s traditional 30mm cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, the laser Dazzler provides operators a flexible range of kinetic and non-kinetic response options against UAS and USV threats. The addition of the new optic-dazzling, disabling, and disengaging capability makes the R800 a formidable solution to counter uncrewed threats.
“EOS has established itself as a trusted partner for superior accuracy and counter-drone capabilities through the success of the Slinger system. The laser Dazzler builds on this experience using cutting-edge Australian-designed technology to extend options for non-lethal payloads, said Hicks. “It is not merely an enhancement to our capabilities; it reflects the lessons learnt from modern warfare in utilising non-lethal effects in built up areas and the innovative drive that characterises EOS as we tackle the growing employment of drones in a wide range of contemporary operating environments across the globe”.
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(Image: The laser Dazzler on show at Indo Pacific 2023. Credit: EOS Defence Systems)