The firms have agreed to collaborate to develop next-generation unmanned ground vehicle capability in Australia and New Zealand.
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Brisbane-based technology company EPE has joined forces with Peraton subsidiary, Peraton Remotec in a bid to bolster unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) capability across Australia and New Zealand.
Peraton Remotec is expected to leverage its experience developing platforms designed to protect military and emergency services personnel for field threats like improvised explosive devices (IEDs), with the firm managing a global installed base of more than 2,300 unmanned vehicles.
Meanwhile, EPE is expected provide equipment training and integrated logistic support for the life of the UGVs, as well as sensor integration services.
EPE sustains a fleet of over 180 specialist robots to support both CIED and C-CBRNE operations in Australia and New Zealand.
“Both EPE and Peraton Remotec have proven records of innovating to protect our warfighters, and we’re eager to optimise the clear synergies,” EPE managing director Warwick Penrose said.
“EPE is uniquely positioned to provide expert advice reinforced by proactive and agile support here in Australia.
“Our expert team has extensive real-world counter-IED experience gained in operational roles with military and police agencies across the Five Eyes countries.”
Peraton Remotec managing director Walt Werner added: “EPE adds significant value to our ability to ensure that [explosive ordnance disposal] teams throughout the region are able to keep ‘Danger at a Distance’ with the latest innovations to address the threats of today and tomorrow.”
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