The Company

About Us

EPE provides Force Protection, CBRN defence (CBRND) and Counter IED solutions and support to  Defence Forces, Law Enforcement, and other government agencies throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Indo-Pacific region.

We are former Counter IED specialists with real world operational experience. We understand how the specialist equipment is used and more importantly, the demands placed on equipment and operators in the current ‘high-threat’ environments in which they may be deployed.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), as well as other technologies that optimise human performance are all core parts of our roadmap.

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Australian and Veterans owned

25

Years delivering C-IED, CBRNe equipment and training to Australia, New Zealand and wider Indo-Pacific

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Provision of Bombsuits to Australia and New Zealand Defence & Police

2019

Winner of NZ Defence Minister’s Award for Project Delivery – CEH Project

230

Collective years of EOD domain experience around the globe

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EOD & Search UGVs currently sustained with Defence and Law Enforcement Agencies in the region

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About EPE Australia

EPE provides Force Protection, CBRN defence (CBRND) and Counter IED solutions and support to  Defence Forces, Law Enforcement, and other government agencies. We are former Counter IED specialists with real world operational experience. We understand how the specialist equipment is used and more importantly, the demands placed on equipment and operators in the current ‘high-threat’ environments in which they may be deployed.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), as well as other technologies that optimise human performance are all core parts of our roadmap.

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About EPE Innovation

EPE Innovation is a dedicated organic integration and development hub that looks to mature innovative technology solutions in support of identified gaps within EPE’s core area of expertise.  Providing R&D solutions to meet emerging opportunities, EPE Innovation operates a matrixed model drawing on key expertise from across the company in the pursuit and delivery of innovation projects and commercialisation opportunities.

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About EPE New Zealand

EPE New Zealand provides Force Protection, CBRN defence (CBRND) and Counter IED solutions and support to  Defence Forces, Law Enforcement, and other government agencies.

We are former Counter IED specialists with real world operational experience. We understand how the specialist equipment is used and more importantly, the demands placed on equipment and operators in the current ‘high-threat’ environments in which they may be deployed.


About EPE International

EPE is a proven project delivery partner delivering complete capability solutions through a single source to meet client’s specific requirements.

We are delivering complete CBRN, EOD and C-IED capability solutions including specialist training, logistics and through life support to military, para-military and law enforcement agencies in the Indo Pacific region.


About Paladin Defence Services

Paladin Defense Services LLC (Paladin DS) is a HubZone Certified and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Paladin is comprised of veterans and professionals that are passionate about providing the best possible support to our clients in the federal government agencies and state and local law enforcement sector.  We provide expert services and solutions tailored to meet evolving tactical, operational, and sensitive requirements.

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EPE Advisory Board

Chris Otley-Doe , Chairman

Chris is the Chairman of the EPE Board of Advisors. Chris’s previous experience includes Director, ANZ Federal Government for Palo Alto Networks, Managing Director of Accenture Australia as well as General Manager Strategy for QinetiQ Australia. Prior to this Chris founded Rubikon, a business he grew to become a Defence Prime Vendor. Chris is a Veteran having served in the UK MOD and ADF as a Senior Logistics Officer for both Air Forces.  

Major General (Ret’d) Professor Adam Findlay AO, Professor of Practice, Defence and Regional Security, Griffith University Asia Institute (External Client Advisor) 

Adam recently retired from the Army after 37 years as a Major General, his last posting being Special Operations Commander for Australia (2017-2020). Adam was appointed to enhance the links between EPE, the Department of Defence, Research Partners and Defence Industry, as well as key Indo Pacific and US government stakeholders.  He has a deep understanding of security issues, terrorism and the geo-political environment of the Indo-Pacific region.

Andrew Garth, Managing Director – DI Advisory Services (Government Relations)

Andrew is the founder of DI Advisory Services and is a highly regarded leader throughout the Defence industry well known for his passion for Australian Defence Industry and the Defence capability outcomes that our industry incubates, grows and delivers. Andrew’s career includes senior leadership roles within Defence SMEs, Defence Primes and Commonwealth Government. Andrew established and was the General Manager of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) and its predecessor the Defence Industry Innovation Centre (DIIC).