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Australian RCIED capabilities to grow

5th October 2016 - 10:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


EPE announced on 5 October that it has signed a trilateral agreement in principle to establish depot-level repair, spiral upgrade and advanced manufacturing at its Brisbane premises for force protection electronic countermeasures (FPECM) systems.

The agreement signed with Allen-Vanguard and Surface Technology International means ‘life-saving technology can be upgraded quickly in Australia to counter the growing use of RCIEDs [radio-controlled improvised explosive devices] in terrorist incidents’.

Allen-Vanguard in Canada manufactures FPECM systems, more than 16,000 for customers worldwide to date. Its customers include the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.

Meanwhile, Surface Technology International in the UK is a contract

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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