Contact Pete Norton

Areas of expertise

  • Armour systems
  • CBRN Focus Areas
  • Counter-IED
  • Explosives and Munitions
  • Gun Technologies
  • Weapons Engineering


Pete is a decorated former British Army Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO) and operational manager with more than 30 years of experience in fast moving, high pressure engineering, logistic and intelligence environments. He is a professionally accredited Chartered Engineer possessing proven aptitude for calm, considered decision making in the most extreme circumstances. With experience of working to and briefing at the highest levels (Prime Minister, Sec of State, 4* Generals etc) he is adaptable and resourceful, and equally adept whether working within a team or alone.  Pete has extensive, practical experience in the fields of logistics (assessment, procurement, integration, support & disposal), supply (including HazMat - Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives (OME)) and operational intelligence, analysis, assessment & reporting, having led multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams in peace and conflict.

  • Chartered Engineer - Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE) - (CEng).
  • C&G Institute of London - Level 7 (Master’s) award in Leadership & Management (MCGI).
  • MSc in Explosive Ordnance Engineering (EOE), Cranfield University - (‘A’ Grade).
  • Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (FIExpE).
  • Member - International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators (MIABTI).
  • Honorary Doctorate from Christ Church Canterbury University.

Current activities

Pete is currently a full-time PhD student undertaking research into the forensic characteristics of shaped charge impacts on armour.  Pete is also the joint module leader for the Fire and Explosion Investigation module, and assistant supervisor for Ammunition Technical Officer course research projects.


Previous and current clients include:

  • Intelligence Management Services Ltd
  • CHC Global
  • UK MoD
  • US Dept of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • US Counter-Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) (now the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD))
  • US Technical Support Working Group (TSWG)
  • Premise Data
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine