Accelerating capability change for the ADF war-fighter
RPDE projects are funded by Defence and staffed by personnel from industry and academia who are paid from the project budget. Each project activity has a Defence sponsor.
RPDE conducts two main types of activities: Quicklooks and Tasks.
- A Quicklook delivers guidance, advice and input on a Defence issue by rapidly bringing together experts from industry and academia. A Quicklook delivers a report in an agreed timeframe, usually less than three months.
- A Task delivers a prototyped solution, which may be a report, a proof of concept, or a physical prototype (limited to Technical Readiness Level 6). Tasks focus on identifying, understanding and facilitating change and may involve the introduction of a new organisations, concepts and/or technologies. The Task report considers all Fundamental Inputs to Capability elements, and may be focused beyond technology or equipment. Tasks normally take 12-18 months to complete.
RPDE is governed by a Board of Participant representatives chaired by Head of Capability Systems, Capability Development Group (CDG), Department of Defence. Project activities are overseen by a One Star Steering Group chaired by the Director General Integrated Capability Development, CDG.