Talon EOD Robot in the Middle East.

  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, […]


Drones flying into prisons to be examined by police

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 […]

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Islamic State using hobby drones with deadly effect

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 […]


2016 Australian War Memorial Donation Photo Gallery

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 […]


Donation to the Australian War Memorial Afghanistan Exhibition.

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 […]


EPE and ARA featured in the Special Operations International magazine

  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 […]


Mesmer Counter Drone Demo at ADFA in Canberra

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 […]


MesmerTM counter-drone solution demonstration, Metricon Stadium

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 […]


Join us at the Inaugural Counter-NTT Conference and Exhibition 2016

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 […]


FPECM to deliver hi tech Defence jobs in Queensland

  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 […]

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EPE Supports the Currie-Monash Commemorative Dinner

  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 […]


EPE showcase, Army Innovation Day 2015 in Canberra

  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 […]


Man Out Of The Danger Zone Demo Day Hosted By EPE

    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 […]

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EPE Supports G20 with specialist search capability

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 […]

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EPE hosts Ken Pirie, former Deputy Director CTTC

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 […]

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EORT respond to suspicious device at train station

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 […]

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Sunset aboard Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta

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 […]

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We say goodbye to our second Defence Apprentice

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 […]


Defence Industries Queensland Event hosted by Deputy Premier

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 and IMSL Announce an International Partnership

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, […]

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EPE to represent QinetiQ North America unmanned ground vehicles in Australia and NZ

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 selected as RPDE Associate

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 […]

EPE major sponsor of 2CER Summer Ball

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 […]

WA Police dispose of TATP

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 […]

Talon Robot Maintenance Training to boost performance of ADFs TALON Fleet

  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 certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System

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 […]

The much anticipated ‘Snakeskin’ Commando CB Undergarment is finally here in Australia

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 […]

Congratulations to the Bomb Squad on a Great Job

  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 […]

EPE Team Members Head to Texas for IABTI

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 […]

EPE at Global Security Asia (GSA) 2013

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 […]

Release of the new Under Door Camera UDC Pro

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 […]

Australian Defence Magazine announces EPE in the Top 20 Australia and NZ owned SME Defence Suppliers

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 Team qualified in Radiation Safety from ANSTO

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 […]

Day 2 at ABDC Conference

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.

2CER Summer Ball Tonight

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.  

EPE exhibit at ABDC Conference

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 […]

EPE Company Announcement

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 […]

EPE hosts Dr Aris Makris at LWC this week

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 […]

US Trip to Tactical Electronics

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 […]

EPE has been granted membership to TRACE International Inc.

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 […]

Busy week for Bomb Squads in Australia

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 […]