Brisbane firm EPE has secured a $10 million contract with Leidos Australia to deliver chemical and biological defence detection capabilities to the Australian Defence Force. The company specialises in technologies to protect ADF personnel from emerging threats such as IEDs, drones and chemical and biological threats.
In 2019 the SME won a $300,000 contract to develop this technology through the Defence Innovation Hub’s Special Notice solicitation process as part of Army Innovation Day 2018.
In February 2018, EPE also won a $1 million contract from the Defence Innovation Hub to develop its Maritime Portable Raman Improvised Explosive Detector (PRIED) system; this was successfully demonstrated in Darwin in October of that year. In 2019 EPE Trusted to Protect Pty Limited won a New Zealand Minister of Defence Award for Excellence after delivering an expeditionary bomb disposal capability for the NZ Army and Navy under the NZ MoD’s Counter Explosive Hazards (CEH) Project.