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EM Solutions Completes Final Shipment of its Multi-band Satellite Communications Systems for the RAN’s ANZAC Class Frigates

EM Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Holdings (EOS:ASX), today completed shipment of its final Cobra terminal for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac Class Frigates.

Witnessing the over-the-air test of the final and eighth Cobra terminal for the Navy’s Anzac frigates was Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan and EM Solutions CEO Dr. Rowan Gilmore.

Dr Gilmore, said “The shipment of the eighth Cobra X/Ka-band terminal to the Australian Navy for each of its Anzac frigates marks an important milestone for EM Solutions. Since its \commercialisation through a Defence innovation grant in 2015, the Cobra has proven itself as an exemplar of a system that results from close collaboration between Navy end users, engineers, and industry. The support of the Navy throughout has been outstanding.”

The Cobra is now used by the RAN on its Cape Class, Supply, Anzac, and future Arafura-class ships, as well as by five other navies around the world. On the Anzac frigates, the Cobra will provide quality of life services to the crew and additional services to its existing legacy communications systems.

The Chief of Navy also inspected EM Solutions’ expanded factory facility, which will accommodate production of two much larger maritime communications terminals whose development is being sponsored by the RAN through the Defence Innovation Hub.


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Program Director John Logan, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, CEO Rowan Gilmore, and
Director of Operations Georgios Makris with the Cobra terminals during motion and over the air testing.


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EM Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited, is a trusted technology developer of innovative microwave and on-the-move radio and satellite products that help to deliver high speed telecommunications anywhere in the world. The company’s principal activity is the design, assembly, test, and support of high end, broadband satellite transceivers and communications-on-the-move terminals for defence and government customers. For its unique innovation, EM Solutions has won numerous awards. In August 2018 EM Solutions won the Australian Department of Defence Essington Lewis Award for “SME Defence Team of the Year” for its collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy on the development of the Cobra Tri-band Maritime Terminal.

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