Location: Brisbane, Australia
EPE provides services to many states departments/forces including: the New Zealand Defence Force, many areas of the Australian Government, the Australian Army, and the ADF C-IED Task Force.
They specialise in C-IED and EOD and in this regard provide training, equipment and equipment maintenance, and consultancy services.
The C-IED training is said to be conducted by subject matter experts, who have extensive knowledge of training techniques and a wide range of operational C-IED experience. The training can have a particular focus, such as how to use C-IED equipment or training specifically aimed at those who work as an Assault Team IEDD Operator. The range of courses means that just the basics can be taught or top-level IEDD capabilities.
The consultancy work can provide the consultancy support through project management / project management support, finding capability gaps, and training support, development or design, as well as specialist operational support.
EPE also provide Live Agent Training to militaries and first responders worldwide, in which those involved can gain practical experience for use in the field.
EPE offers a wide range of equipment from training aids and C-IED equipment (ie. detectors and disruptors), to armoured vehicles and other tactical and safety equipment.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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