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Queenslands epe signs master service agreement

Queensland’s EPE signs Master Service Agreement with New Zealand Defence Force

Queensland company EPE has signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with the New Zealand Defence Force. The company is the exclusive distributor of HDT Global’s deployable infrastructure systems.

The tri-service MSA covers all existing equipment, spares and through-life support. It also covers the purchase of new deployable infrastructure systems. The contract could potentially cover 15 years’ service and will deliver optimal levels of support to the NZDF without adding complexity or cost.

The deal comes after a decade’s supply of HDT Global’s deployable infrastructure systems to the NZDF by EPE. This includes Command and Control Centres, Medical infrastructure and a proposed Joint Inter-Agency Taskforce Headquarters.

The agreement comes at the end of a successful year for the Brisbane-based EPE:

  • In January, they ranked in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Top 20 SME’s contracting to the ADF.
  • March saw EPE win a Defence Innovation Hub contract. This led to the successful delivery of a proof of concept to integrate ground-penetrating radar on the in-service medium-sized unmanned ground vehicle for the ADF.
  • In October, EPE’s innovative application of an improvised explosive detector was successfully trialled by the Australian Navy. The Maritime Portable Raman Improvised Explosive Detector (PRIED) prototype was trialled for stand-off detection of explosives, chemical warfare agents, narcotics and gases. This technology was also developed in collaboration with the Defence Innovation Hub.

EPE is Australian owned and managed. They employ 20 staff with an annual turnover of nearly $12 million. The small to medium enterprise specialises in force protection. Apart from deployable infrastructure, they also provide equipment, training and through-life support in counter drone, unmanned ground systems, counter IED and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence.

To find out more, read EPE’s company announcement or visit

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2021