Rapid Prototyping, Development
 and Evaluation Program
A joint Defence-Industry initiative

How to participate in the RPDE Program

The RPDE Program is an inclusive program with participation based only on the ability of applicants to meet the membership criteria. It is not competitive and there is no associated cost or fee.

Applications to participate in the RPDE Program are assessed by a Membership Committee drawn from the RPDE Board. The Committee recommendation is then directed to the Board for ratification. Once the Board has accepted a membership recommendation the applicant will be advised in writing and the Relationship Agreement and Standing Offer will become binding to both parties.

Application to join the RPDE Program

The Application Pack is available in the ‘Publications’ area of this website and consists of the following documents:

· RPDE Application to Participate,

· RPDE 2016 Relationship Agreement,

· RPDE Standing Offer, and

· RPDE Policy documents.

The Relationship Agreement defines the obligations between the parties. The Standing Offer provides the mechanism for the Commonwealth to acquire services from members. The policy documents define the operational processes of the program.

It is important the evidence provided in the Application to Participate clearly demonstrates how the skills and expertise of the applicant’s people and organisation will contribute to the RPDE program. When assessing applications, RPDE will look for clear and definitive examples or evidence and may discount vague or sweeping statements. Applicants are required to submit the completed Application Pack by email to commercial@rpde.org.au. Please ensure you retain a copy of the signed Relationship Agreement and Standing Offer for your records.

RPDE will confirm receipt of your Application Pack. The Commonwealth will only use the information obtained from applications to determine the eligibility of applicants to join the RPDE Program. Please direct all queries to commercial@rpde.org.au.


RPDE Member Participants
aadi Defence Pty LtdAAM Group
ABB Enterprise Software Pty LtdAcacia Research Pty Ltd
Accenture Australia Holdings Pty LtdAcoustic Force
Adelaide Research & Innovation (acting for The University of Adelaide)Agent Oriented Software Pty Ltd
Airbus Group AustraliaAirspeed Pty Ltd
AMW Professional Services Pty LtdarchTIS Pty Ltd
Artis Group Pty LtdASC Pty Ltd
ASG Group Ltd Associated Electronic Services Pty Ltd
Atamo Pty LtdAtos (Australia) Pty Ltd
ATSA Defence Services Pty LtdAudio Visual Imagenation Pty Ltd (AVI)
Aurecon Australia Pty LtdAustal Ships
Australian National University (ANU)AVAXA Pty Ltd
Babcock Pty LtdBAE Systems Applied Intelligence Pty Limited
BAE Systems Australia LimitedBeca Consultants Pty Ltd (Australia)
Bellinger Instruments Pty LtdBenelec Pty Ltd
Berkeley Information Technology Pty LtdBlue Glue Pty Ltd
BMT Design and Technology Pty LtdBoeing Defence Australia
CAE Australia Pty LtdCalytrix Technologies Pty Ltd
Capgemini Australia Pty LtdCapstoneblack Pty Ltd
CEA Technologies Pty LtdCharles Darwin University
Chemring Australia Pty LtdCirrus Real Time Processing Systems Pty Ltd
Clarinox Technologies Pty LtdClearbox Systems Pty Ltd
Cobham Aviations Services AustraliaCodarra Advanced Systems Pty Ltd
Cogent Business SolutionsCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Communications Design & Management Pty Limited (CDM)Connexxion Pty Limited
Consilium Technology Pty LtdConsunet Pty Ltd
CSC Australia Pty LtdCubic Defence Australia Pty Ltd
Daronmont Technologies Pty LtdDeakin University
DefenceDefence Communications Industry Pty Ltd
DEK Corporation Pty LtdDeloitte Touche Tohmatsu
DexataDialog Pty Ltd
Dimension Data Australia Pty LtdDioli Pty Ltd
Ebor Computing Pty LtdEcastle Pty Ltd
EcoThought Pty LtdEdith Cowan University
Eggler Consulting EngineersElbit Systems of Australia Pty Ltd
EM SolutionsEMC Solar Construction Pty Ltd
Enginium Pty LtdEntech Electronics Pty Ltd
Envista Pty LimitedErnst & Young
ESRI-Australia Pty LtdEssys
Etherstack Pty LtdExelis C4i
Fastwave CommunicationsFiomarine Industries
Flight Data Systems Pty LtdForgacs-Broens Pty Ltd
Frazer-Nash Consultancy LtdFujitsu Australia New Zealand (FANZ)
Functional Directions Pty LtdGeneral Dynamics Land Systems Division
Geoplex Pty LtdGeospatial Intelligence (Solutions) Pty Ltd
GHDGrey Innovation Pty Ltd
H. I. Fraser Pty LtdHawker Pacific Pty Ltd
Holocentric Pty LtdHydrix Services Pty Ltd
IBM Australia LtdIDES - Integrated Design & Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd
ImmersaView Pty LtdInDepth Project Management
Innovation Science Pty LtdInovor Technologies Pty Ltd
International Seal Company Australia Pty LtdJacobs Australia Pty Limited
Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems Pty Ltd (JEDS) Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR)
Keystone Private Pty LtdKoBold Group Pty Limited
KPMGL-3 Communications Australia Pty Ltd
L-3 Communications Oceania Pty LimitedLange Consulting
Leadership Solutions Australia Pty LtdLearning Systems Analysis Pty Ltd
LISAsoft Pty LtdLocata Corporation Pty Ltd
Lockheed Martin Australia Electronic Systems Pty LimitedLockheed Martin Australia Pty Limited
Madry Technologies Pty Ltdmbits Pty Ltd
McGrathNicol + PartnersMediaware International Pty Ltd
Melix Pty LtdMicrosecure Corporation Pty Ltd
Microsoft Pty LtdMilitaryTech Pty Limited
Milskil Pty LtdMinelab Electronics Pty Ltd
National ICT Australia LimitedNorthrop Grumman Australia Pty Limited
Nova Defence Pty LtdNoventus Pty Ltd
Oakton Pty LtdOcean Software Pty Ltd
Optus Networks Pty LtdOrbital8 Pty Ltd
Orion Integration Pty LtdPacific Aerospace Consulting Pty Ltd
Panther Games Pty LtdPartech Systems Pty Ltd
Penske Power Systems Pty LtdPricewaterhouseCoopers
Project Outcomes Pty LtdQinetiQ Pty Ltd
Queensland University of TechnologyQuickstrike Defence and Aerospace Pty Ltd
Raytheon Australia Pty LtdRelegen Pty Ltd
Rheinmetall Simulation Australia (RSA)Rockwell Collins Australia Pty Limited
RPC Technologies Pty LtdRutledge Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd
Saab Australia Pty LtdSea Box International Pty Ltd
Security Centric Pty LtdSentient Vision Systems Pty Ltd
Shoal EngineeringSignal Processing Know-how Pty Ltd
Simbiant Pty LtdSimplexity Communications Pty Ltd
Sofraco Engineering Systems Pty LtdSolve Group Pty Ltd
Sonartech Atlas Pty LtdSouthTech Systems Pty Ltd
SPYRUS Pty LimitedSRA Information Technology Pty Ltd
Strategic Engineering Pty LtdSupacat Pty Ltd
SYPAQ Systems Pty LtdSystemWare-Pacific Pty Ltd
Tactical Research Pty LtdTasKey Pty Ltd
Tectonica Australia Pty LtdTelstra Corporation Limited
Thacient Software Pty LtdThales Australia Limited
The Frame Group Pty LimitedThe Simulation Group Pty Ltd
The University of NewcastleThyssenkrupp Marine Systems Australia Pty Limited
UGL Engineering Pty LtdUltra Electronics Avalon Systems Pty Limited
University of New South Wales (ADFA)University of Wollongong
Unmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd Varley
Vigil Consulting Group Pty LtdVIPAC Engineers & Scientists Ltd
WDScott Williams United Pty Ltd
XTEK LimitedYTEK Pty Ltd
Zangold Pty Ltd t/as Explosive Protective EquipmentZBOB Engineering Pty Ltd
Zone Advanced Protection Systems
RPDE Associate Participants