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 of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.However, due to the recent nature of the War in Afghanistan, the Memorial has a technology gap from this War. EPE and our partners Allen-Vanguard, Med-Eng and QinetiQ North America have been able to contribute equipment deployed in Afghanistan with Australian troops designed to protect troops from the danger of IEDs. The equipment donated includes a PCM (Portable Counter Measures), EOD9 bombsuit and Talon IV Robot.
Australia’s mission has evolved over the past decade in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). From counter-insurgency, through reconstruction, to mentoring, Australians have been working to create a democratic and stable Afghan nation. This mission aims to assist the people of Afghanistan, but also to promote the security of the region, diminish the influence of terrorist groups, and create a safer global environment.
Some experiences from Afghanistan are told in this exhibition. Over time, the display will change and evolve as more veterans share their stories and more displays from Afghanistan are gathered.
EPE would like to thank our partners Allen-Vanguard, Med-Eng and QinetiQ North America for their support to the ongoing commemoration of the contribution made by Australian troops in Afghanistan.
Video acknowledgement: WIN News. Brisbane based company (EPE) donates equipment to the Australian War Memorial