Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot at Australia’s main operating base in the Middle East region. Story and photos courtesy of Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence. After 20 years of service in the Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer (WOFF) Rodney Amos couldn’t help but stay on. Now in his 37th year of service, […]
The Prison Service and police are to pool intelligence to stop drones flying drugs and mobile phones to prison inmates in England and Wales. They will forensically examine captured drones to try to find out who was flying them. The invention of easy-to-fly, remote-controlled aircraft has caused a huge security headache for prisons. But critics have called […]
Much has been written about the threat of Islamic State militants’ use of unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, commonly known as drones, over the embattled city of Mosul. IS were quick to weaponise UAVs with small improvised explosive devices (IEDs). On 24 January they released a video showing up to 19 different aerial attacks by commercially […]
Photos courtesy of The Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.However, due to the recent nature of the […]
Australian Security Magazine Editor’s Interview with Department 13’s CEO Jonathan Hunter re Drone Protocol Manipulation. Click here to read full article.
EPE Managing Director, Warwick Penrose has presented a donation to Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial for the Afghanistan Exhibition. The Australian War Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience […]
The MESMER technology was highlighted on January 19 in a segment on The Today Show in the USA. “Drones can easily fly over large crowds of people, and most radars can’t detect them. On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, security experts are concerned that terror groups like ISIS could arm drones with […]
Modern conflicts frequently require small regular forces to prevent intrusions or attacks by irregular forces that move stealthily at night or over remote terrain. Regular forces must simultaneously protect their own very vulnerable bases and monitor a huge area of possible infiltration. […] In December 2014, Army Contracting Command, acting for PM Ground Sensors […]
EPE is excited for Major Andrew Bone from HQ Forces Command – Army. Andrew is the winner of the Tactical Electronics longboard which was custom designed by Kota Longboards in Denver Colorado. Tactical Electronics had the longboard handcrafted to giveaway in Australia at Land Forces 2016 which was held in Adelaide.
EPE and Department 13 demonstrated Mesmer™ counter-drone solution to potential defence, security and law enforcement customers from a range of federal and state government agencies. The demonstrations held at ADFA as part of the Counter Non Traditional Threats Conference hosted by the UNSW Capability Systems Centre, were attended by over 200 people. The MesmerTM demonstration showcased […]
Brisbane based Counter IED experts deliver specialist bomb search training to PNG in preparation for 2018 APEC. A team of instructors from Brisbane firm EPE, has delivered a series of specialist bomb search training courses to members of various agencies in the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby. The progressive training took twenty students through […]
EPE and Department 13 this week demonstrated the MesmerTM counter-drone solution to potential defence, security and law enforcement customers from a range of federal and state government agencies in Queensland. The demonstration was held at Metricon Stadium, the flagship venue for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The MesmerTM demonstration showcased a non-kinetic mitigation of […]
Counter-NTT is an inaugural conference targeted at those who have an interest in countering the non-traditional and improvised threats from chemicals, biological hazards, radiation, nuclear, explosives, toxic industrial chemicals and materials, other hazardous materials, and pandemics. The conference is focused at decision makers, operational staff and practitioners alike from Defence, government, academia, defence industry, other government […]
Tri-Lateral agreement promises life-saving technology can be upgraded quickly in Australia to counter the growing use of RCIEDs in Terrorist Incidents, whilst securing high-tech defence jobs in Queensland. EPE, Allen-Vanguard and Surface Technology International enter into an agreement, in principle, to establish Depot Level Repair, Spiral Upgrade and Advanced Manufacturing capabilities at EPE’s Brisbane […]
Crowds gathered at the Australian War Memorial for the Currie-Monash Commemorative Dinner, celebrating the achievements of Canadian General Currie and Australian General Monash in World War I. The third annual Currie-Monash Commemorative Dinner brought together defence, government and industry leaders from Australia and Canada. The High Commission of Canada hosted the dinner to remember […]
LAND FORCES 2016 is Australia’s premier land defence exhibition and a leading land defence forum for Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. Visit us at Land Forces 2016 hosted in Adelaide from the 6th to the 7th of September. Booth Number: Hall 2 2Q29 The EPE Exhibit will feature the latest technologies from world leading suppliers […]
The emergence of small, lightweight, low cost Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) offers many applications in the theatre of conflict, but their ubiquitous nature and ease of use make UAS as much a threat as they are an asset to the Defence Force. The use of UAS by conventional, non state and irregular forces has added […]
POLICE have recently charged a man following an incident in Coolum that occurred April the 20th. Around 10.45pm, a man went to a Centenary Height Road address where it is alleged he threatened a woman with a firearm before fleeing the scene. Specialist police have attended the scene and after three people were removed from […]
On March 11th, an emergency situation at Arundel was scaled back after police bomb squad members (wearing EOD 9 Bomb Suit on picture 1) manually deactivated a home made explosive. A truck driver was emptying a load from his vehicle, which was nor in his possession the past few days, when he found the suspicious device […]
EPE is a proud supporter of the ALTC On the Job Training Program. We congratulate one of our previous apprentices , CFN Daniel Young who has been awarded the ASEME On-the-job Trainee of the Year for 2015, recognising his efforts throughout his On the Job Training. This is a very prestigious award and EPE is […]
The inaugural AUSCDT ONE (Australian Clearance Diving cialis pas cher Team One) Bomb Suit Challenge was contested on Friday with one contestant from each element running the 1 mile time trial. Results were announced on Monday with EPE presenting the trophy. Shaun Graham (EPE) presented the inaugural Jas Dawson cialis pas cher Bomb suit […]
EPE Celebrated its Christmas party on November the 11th . It has been an amazing year full of success and opportunities, thank you team for your hard work and dedication. Our best wishes for a great Christmas and New Year full of happiness and satisfactions, hoping you have a great catch up with family and […]
On October 20th, EPE participated to Army Innovation Day hosted by RPDE in Canberra. Over the day, RPDE aimed to showcase leading-edge capabilities from industry to key Army stakeholders in order to inform Army’s modernization and capability development. We have been selected to present two of our following products, Zephir BioHarness, an advanced Physiological Monitoring […]
On October 1st, EPE hosted representatives from RPDE, DFAT, Defence, police, AG’s in Canberra, the “Man out of the Danger Zone” capability demonstration day. EPE brought together a team of international subject matter experts to showcase the latest Unmanned Systems (UAS/UGV) but also to demonstrate how they can be applied for All Hazards […]
An Afghan National Defense and Security Forces student in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) suit uses a metal detector during an explosive ordnance test at the EOD School at the Central Training Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers emerge from the waters of Pittwater whilst conducting a surveillance exercise at Palm Beach in Sydney. Clearance Divers are the Australian Defence Forces’ specialist divers.
Australian police have arrested a 17-year-old on terror charges in a Melbourne suburb and say they have halted a plot to detonate three homemade bombs in the city.
7:41pm May 14, 2015 For more than four hours, the bomb-squad and dozens of police officers shut down streets across Brisbane, after a suspicious package was discovered underneath a car. Dozens of police officers and a detection robot were called to Arthur Street at 7.40 am. Unsure what they were dealing with, investigators took no […]
Australian Army 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit has released photos of the Australian Army in support at G20. Australian Army soldier Sapper Sebastian MacCormac, from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER), uses a contraband detection device during a vehicle search at a Suncorp Stadium vehicle checkpoint. Members of the Brisbane-based 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment and […]
EPE is currently hosting Ken Pirie in Australia to collaborate on ADF Projects Land 3025 and Land 2110. EPE’s long relationship with Ken started in 1998 when EPE Director, Warwick Penrose participated in Live Agent Training at DRDC Canada as part of the ADF’s preparations for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Since then, EPE and Ken have […]
Photos released by Australian Army 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit show Search equipment supplied by EPE for G20. Australian Army engineer Sapper Steve McMillan, from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment, uses a Non-Linear Junction Detector to check storage boxes at the Brisbane Convention Centre in preparation for the G20 Leaders Summit. Australian Army engineers have […]
What a great week to share with our Original Equipment Manufacturers. EPE hosted both long term and newer partners including Med-Eng, Allen Vanguard, Emergent, Tactical Electronics, Track 24, ARA, Jankel and e2v. A huge thank you to all our OEMs for making the long round trip to Australia. Great for us all to catch up.
Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO visited the EPE booth at Land Forces 2014 and discussed capabilities we provide to ADF with EPE Director Warwick Penrose. Looking at Bomb Disposal robots – TALON and Dragon Runner, and Bombsuits – EOD9 and lightweight TAC6.
Members of the police bomb squad dispose of the volatile chemical picric acid with a controlled explosion in a park at The Gap. A volatile chemical taken to a suburban Brisbane police station could have detonated in transit, officers have warned. Regional duty officer for the Brisbane Region Inspector Steve Flori said an elderly resident […]
A suspicious device that sparked a bomb scare at Indooroopilly train station has turned out to be a school student’s science project. The Queensland Police Explosive Ordnance Response Team attended the scene. Police say the high school student left their science project at the station by mistake. The device brimming with wires was so suspicious […]
The Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta is currently berthed in Brisbane and the Commanding Officers of Naval Headquarters South Queensland and HMAS Parramatta hosted an official reception on Saturday evening. Guests were invited to enjoy a ceremonial sunset on board. EPE Director, Warwick and his wife Gill were on board. Also EPE Financial Controller, Nicole Sauer attended […]
EPE has hosted our second Defence Apprentice and what a great young guy with a great attitude and work ethic. Dexter spent 6 weeks learning different aspects of our Defence Maintenance business working with our fully qualified technicians on : fabrication and integration of am alarm system into ECM units Assembly Guide for ECM alarm […]
EPE celebrated the EOFY after a challenging and exciting, but hectic year.
EPE attended the Defence Industries Queensland Networking Function hosted by the Honourable Jeff Seeney MP, Deputy Premier of Queensland, which was attended by 240 guests representing Defence, Queensland Government and Defence Industry in Queensland. The Deputy Premier gave an address as did the Queensland Defence Industries Envoy – Mr Lindsay Pears. Mr Pears focused on […]
EPE is very excited about supporting the Defence Apprentice Program having Apprentices placed with us for on the job training. Our first apprentice, Josh has recently finished his placement. He’s described his time spent at EPE: ‘EPE, as the latest addition to civilian detachments for trainee RAEME tradesman, provides us with the opportunity to conduct […]
EPE has teamed with IMSL to develop synergies in their respective markets. EPE provides IMSL with leverage, knowledge and experience of the Australian and New Zealand Defence and Security market for its specialised training and service offerings, and IMSL has identified potential in other markets for EPE packages of equipment, training and consultancy. Warwick Penrose, […]
EPE supported our local school, New Farm State School in their commemoration of Anzac Day on Thursday. Warwick Penrose was the guest speaker joined by firefighter James Dowdell from the Fire Department of New York City. Warwick spoke to the Primary School children about his experiences as a Captain in the Australian Army and in […]
Victoria Police Bomb Response Unit was called yesterday to a suspicious device in a park in Melbourne’s north after its discovery led to the suspension of a train line. The device was found at Kelvin Thomson Park off Cleve Road in Pascoe Vale about 8.30am on Thursday. The Craigieburn rail line was shut down and […]
EPE and QinetiQ North America have partnered. EPE will represent the range of unmanned ground vehicles and their controllers including the TALON® Series manufactured and supplied by QinetiQ North America. QinetiQ North America’s International Business Manager said ‘we will support EPE with all through-life support capability including spares, maintenance and training. EPE has accredited service […]
EPE (Zangold Pty Ltd trading as EPE) is pleased to announce that the Australian Department of Defence’s Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE) organisation has selected EPE to be an Associate of the RPDE Program. Associates are generally academic institutions or specialist Australian companies with a relevant R & D Program. The common selection criterion […]
The inaugural 1st Annual Autonomous Ground Vehicle Competition was held at Deakin University in conjunction with DSTO. EPE exhibited at the VIP Day demonstrating the Dragon Runner 20 Unmanned Ground Vehicle.
EPE was proud to once again be the major sponsor of the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER) annual Summer Ball which was held on Thursday 21st November in Brisbane. Referring to the Ball, the Commanding Officer of 2CER said “This has been another challenging year for 2CER. The transition to barracks routine and home life […]
Click here to view video of WA Police disposing of TATP – decked out in gear supplied by EPE. Last week WA Police searched the Leschenault Estuary near where a member of the public spotted submerged packages on Tuesday afternoon. It is not known whether the volatile chemicals had been dumped or whether they were being stored […]
Police executed a search warrant at a Jason Court home in Redbank Plains about 3.20pm yesterday. During the course of the search they found a suspicious device inside a Black Nissan Skyline. The Queensland Police bomb squad was called to the home. The bomb squad utilised a remote-controlled robot to remove the item and examine it […]
EPE recently delivered our first 2 Talon Robot Maintenance courses for DMO. 11 Army personnel representing 5 different Units from across Australia have completed the 4 day training. Feedback from both courses has been extremely positive with participants particularly happy with the balance of theory and practical hands on fault finding. Participants learn various […]
EPE is proud to announce we have received certification as operating an AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 certified Quality Management System for the provision of Counter IED,EOD, and Force Protection Solutions including Equipment, Design, Training and Consultancy Services. The certification is formal recognition of EPE’s commitment to focusing on our customer, and consistent and continuous improvement of our […]
Be prepared for worst-case scenarios with the Commando Stretch Garment. This undergarment’s stretch fabric and unique five-piece design offers exceptional mobility and comfort in demanding situations. Its versatile design easily integrates with many types of outer garments for use in applications ranging from explosive ordnance disposal to dignitary protection. The Commando Stretch Garment is certified […]
The Police Bomb Squad safely conducted more controlled blasts yesterday to dispose of explosive materials from a house in Ipswich. An explosives-laden Ipswich house, where police have conducted 18 controlled detonations in the past six days, is expected to be returned to the landlord today. The house will be returned to Rick Hyde as […]
Queensland Police Bomb Squad were at a home in Ipswich Brisbane this week with experts working to disarm volatile bomb ingredients, after a blast at the home on Thursday injured two men. POLICE have detonated five lots of “highly volatile” material after two men were injured in an explosion in the home. The incident comes just […]
EPE is very proud of our Partnerships with US companies who are investing in research and development to continuously improve the equipment and technologies available to protect those men and women who work in volatile environments while performing their duties in Law Enforcement, Peace Keeping, War Zones and Emergency Response.
EPE Director, Warwick Penrose and CBRN/EOD Specialist, Chris Panteli travelled today to the US to attend the IABTI (International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators) International Training Conference in Texas. While in the US they will also meet with a number of our US based Equipment Manufacturers for updates on new equipment developments and new […]
Name change is a reflection of the expansion of the solutions we offer. Explosive Protective Equipment announces that we are refining our name to EPE to more accurately reflect our business strategy and diversification in the marketplace. It’s also the name we are commonly referred to by many of our existing customers and partners. We […]
Last week the EPE product, Scimitar was launched in the UK by our Distribution Partner, Providence CTS at the Counter Terror Expo in London. Born from an urgent operational requirement expressed by the Australian Defence Force in 2011 to improve bomb disposal operations in Afghanistan, EPE’s Scimitar is an information collection and fusion tool, which enhances […]
Please visit the Remnants of War website. EPE is honoured to have been able to help this cause by partnering with Allen Vanguard in the donation of demining ensembles and equipment to improve protection for those performing this important and dangerous work. Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) are a major problem in South East Asia, […]
EPE staff last week attended Global Security Asia (GSA) 2013 in Singapore. GSA is the premier event focused on Counter Terrorism, Internal State Security, Civil Defence and Law Enforcement in the Asia Pacific region. The focus for EPEs attendance at GSA was to meet with Overseas Equipment Manufacturers who we have had very close partnerships […]
The Australian Army’s Explosive Detection Dog capability received a big boost in 2012, courtesy of a successful 12-month K9 training contract delivered by EPE at the School of Military Engineering. Army now has 17 new Explosive Detection Dogs and two new Explosive Detection Dog Trainers. The EPE team comprised six staff with over 100 years […]
2 Cameras / 1 Unit / Dual Views. Deploy the UDC Pro under a door or around a corner to see obstacles before entry. The 2-camera system provides forward and upward camera views, allowing operators to covertly inspect both the interior of a room and the interior side of the door. Switch between views on […]
EPE has once again been named in the Top 20 Australia/NZ owned SME Defence Suppliers List published by Australian Defence Magazine (ADM). EPE is proud to support the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces through the provision of leading edge equipment, maintenance and training. For the last ten years EPE has been at the forefront […]
EPE Maintenance Manager Dean Dickson, and Maintenance Engineer, Dayne Hawkes, have successfully completed advanced training in the field of Radiation Safety. The training was provided by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation(ANSTO), the premier training provider of radiation training in the Oceania region. The training was conducted at ANSTO’s Open Pool Australian Lightwater Reactor Facility (OPAL) in […]
HAL Tactical: What is it? The HAL Tactical Kit is a lightweight man-portable Hook and Line kit that is based on Modular Equipment Packs (MEPs) to support operations where a full sized Hook and Line kit is not an option. The HAL Tactical is designed for during Tactical, SWAT, Route Clearance, IEDD and other missions […]
Today the Theme at the EPE Booth covers Training; Threat Analysis/ Portal; K9 Training and Equipment; and ECM. Our team will be demonstrating the NEW Scimitar Tactical Mission and Training Analysis Tool. Also on display: Scorpion Man Portable ECM Equniox Vehicle Mounted ECM Complete K9 Capability including dogs, K9 and Handler Training, K9 Protection and Equipment.
The Summer Ball will be a very special event with many troops arriving home from deployment. EPE has worked closely with 2CER over the past 18 months with OHR, BiP and EDD Training, and is happy to support the Regiment through sponsorship of the Summer Ball. We wish you all a great night.
Day 1 at Australian Bomb Data Centre Conference. Today the EPE Exhibit is themed Lightweight Operator System. Featuring NEW Technology: Med-Eng TAC6 Lightweight Bombsuit Ensemble with NEW Revision Helmet and HCT3 Helmet Camera NEW HAL Tactical – a lightweight modular version of the trusted HAL Hook & Line System NEW Blast Tracker – Blast exposure […]
Monday 5th November 2012 Explosive Protective Equipment (EPE) announces that Counter Terrorism Solutions (CTS) has been merged into Explosive Protective Equipment. Both companies are owned by Warwick Penrose, and all business previously conducted by CTS will now be conducted by EPE. The same team will continue to provide the same high level of service […]
Dr Aris Makris joins EPE at LWC this week. Aris is Vice President of Research and Development from Allen-Vanguard. Aris specialises in explosions and protection against blast effects. He has led numerous programs geared towards design and development of advanced personal protective systems to protect against IEDs, including the EOD 7B, 8 & 9 generation […]
Visit us at LWC in Melbourne 30 October to 2 November. All the EPE team will be there and we look forward to catching up. EPE is at Area 27. This year we’ll have a range of new capabilities on display. Areas of focus include: Lightweight EOD Solutions – including the new Med-Eng TAC6, HAL […]
Tectonica is running a mobile app competition with $5k in cash up for grabs. Tectonica also intends to develop the winning idea into a live app so you get both cash and kudos! Have you ever thought there should be an App for that? Questioned whether using your smartphone would be faster? Easier? Simpler? Well […]
Warwick Penrose, Director and Dean Dickson, Tactical and ISR Manager have just spent a week in the US finalising the Teaming arrangement with our Strategic partner for this market – ‘ Tactical Electronics’ (TE). TE has a long history with the US DOD, particularly the Special Forces Community, and other Federal and State Law Enforcement […]
Great photos of Colin Walker, previously OIC of the Surry Police Dog Training School in UK. Colin is now in Australia and works for EPE as an Instructor for a Contract providing support to the Army Explosive Detection Dog capability. Photos show a Bite Dog ‘playing’ with Colin.
EPE congratulates Sergeant Jodie Pearson as the current recipient of ACWAP’s (Australian Council of Women and Policing) most prestigious award, the Bev Lawson Memorial. Jodie is a Bomb Technician from Western Australia Police TRG BRU (Tactical Response Group Bomb Response Unit). She is highly regarded across the nation and is recognised as being one of […]
Broken Arrow Company Helps Investigators In Colorado Massacre Jul 23, 2012 in New and Notable BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma – Oklahoma’s Own gave a helping hand in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater Massacre. After a gunman opened fire in the theater, shooting 71 and killing 12, law enforcement began working overtime. Investigators used bomb-searching […]
New Capabilities for EOD9 Bomb Disposal Helmet generated excellent customer comments at Eurosatory. In Paris, Allen-Vanguard introduced new capabilities to its bomb disposal helmet to deliver enhanced operability and exploit tablet-based technology. Read the Official Media Release here.
TRACE International Inc. (TRACE) has successfully completed a TRACE Standard due diligence review of Zangold Pty Ltd trading as Explosive Protective Equipment. TRACE has granted Zangold Pty Ltd a certificate of membership signifying the company’s commitment to transparency in international commercial transactions. EPE will display the TRACE Member Logo which signals our efforts to ensure […]
This week there were 2 bomb incidents in Australia calling in the State Police Bomb Sqauds. Both incidents required wearing the EOD9 bomb suit. In Everton Park, Brisbane the Queensland Police Explosive Ordnance Response Team were called when a suspicious package sparked fears of an explosion. It has been reported that the package was an […]
As part of our ongoing project to provide specialist training support to the ADF—EPE has established an Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) Training Facility at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney. (more…)
EPE has established an office in New Zealand to provide more focused and responsive service and support to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and New Zealand Police. (more…)
Explosive Protective Equipment (EPE) was approached by WA Police Bomb Response Unit (WAPOL BRU) in 2011 with a request to source equipment to support their donation to Cambodian Self Help Deminers (CSHD). (more…)