EPE securing a $10 million contract with Leidos Australia to deliver chemical and biological defence capabilities to the ADF.
EPE specialises in technologies to protect personnel from emerging threats such as the risk of chemical and biological attacks. EPE received a $300,000 funding boost last year from the Defence Innovation Hub to help the business expand and develop its technologies.
“What this shows is that our record investment in Australia’s defence capability is helping businesses grow and succeed, all while building a strong and sustainable defence industry,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said.
“EPE’s selection is indicative of the depth and capability of the defence industry in Queensland and Australia more broadly.”
“EPE will provide a detection capability that is critical to enabling the protection of Defence personnel in chemical and biological threat environments,” Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans said.
“Minister Price and I visited EPE in June last year to announce their Defence Innovation Hub contract, so we’re thrilled to see how our Government’s support has given them the leverage to secure this significant contract.
“I congratulate this fantastic local Brisbane business on helping to ensure the ADF has the best capability to defend Australia’s national interests.”