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Australia launches EOS T-2000 turret

4th March 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Australian Department of Defence has launched Electro Optic Systems’ (EOS) T-2000 turret for armoured vehicles.

The new turret will be produced in Australia for export and potential applications with the Australian Defence Force.

Developed in partnership with Elbit Systems of Israel, the turret features EOS’ surveillance-grade sensors and advanced technology, and is equipped with a 30mm cannon, a 7.62 coaxial machine gun and two anti-armour missiles under armour protection. The turret is also equipped with active protection systems and smoke grenades, and it can be manned or unmanned.

The turret will be initially produced in Canberra, with production commencing in late 2019. EOS is currently assessing the location for the new turret construction plant, with options including South Australia and Queensland.

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