Ultra Electronics Command & Control Systems (UE CCS) has been awarded a contract by Raytheon Australia for the supply of Electro Optical Systems (EOS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) new Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs).
The systems comprise two electro optical directors, each containing TV and IR cameras capable of detecting surface and air targets at long range and providing clear images day and night and in restricted visibility. The systems will be fully integrated into the combat system and used for general purpose surveillance to aid and enhance the ship’s situational awareness and defence capabilities.
The EOS is based on Ultra’s highly successful and proven SERIES 2500 which is already in service with the RAN on its FFG frigates as well as the Royal Navy and the navies of Brunei and Romania. SERIES 2500 is fitted to the RN’s Type 45 Daring class destroyers and has been selected for new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.