The NZDF has signed an Equipment Master Services Agreement (MSA) with EPE for HDT deployable infrastructure systems.
The NZDF’s current HDT shelter systems include Network Enabled Army, C4ISR Common Command Post Operating Environment (CCPOE), Role Two Enhanced (R2E) Medical Infrastructure, and has a Deployable Joint Inter-Agency Task Force (DJIATF) Headquarters in the works.
The contract will deliver through-life support and operational availability. The agreement is for all equipment, spares, in-service support, and purchasing of new systems across the NZDF armed services.
“The agreement enables the NZDF to optimise operational availability and save time and resources in the purchase of HDT systems, as they can buy them under the agreement efficiently and cost-effectively," EPE Managing Director, Warwick Penrose said.
"This is a logical step as EPE’s support to NZDF has been steadily growing over the last 10 years with EPE delivering equipment, training and through-life support across the CBRNE and ECM capability area, and we are the exclusive representative of HDT Global in Australia and NZ.’’
EPE has two further MSA contracts with the NZDF - one supporting ‘EPE provided EOD and IEDD equipment’, and another providing support to other government agencies.