EPE develops hand held navy-use device to scan for explosives and narcotics.

EPE has developed an innovative hand held scanner designed to be used by the Royal Australian Navy in the Gulf region.
The Maritime Portable Raman Improvised Explosive Detector (PRIED) prototype, tested recently aboard HMAS Coonawarra, was developed with a $1 million federal grant.
The devices’s spectrometer remotely scans using deep-ultraviolet (DUV) illumination without detonating explosive material.
It is capable of scanning for narcotics, explosives, homemade explosives (HME), chemical warfare agents and other toxic materials.
MD Warwick Penrose says: ““The PRIED project recognises EPE’s long term commitment and investment in building and developing sovereign Force Protection capabilities that help take Australian servicemen out of the danger zone.”
EPE is an Australian owned company and the 10th largest local company supplying Defence, according to Australian Defence Magazine.
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