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


Members and Associates

Participants are companies and academic institutions that have undertaken an assessment process conducted annually following the Invitation to Participate (usually announced around the end of June). RPDE currently has more than 200 Participants and announces successful new applicants in early November.

There are two categories of Participant in the RPDE program: Members and Associates. Members come from larger Australian-based companies with significant defence capability and a formal research and development program. Associates are generally academic institutions or specialist Australian companies with a relevant R & D program. The common selection criterion to join the program is that the organisation has to demonstrate it has skills and expertise in one or more of the following niche capability areas:

  • Military systems and materials/platform integration
  • Communications/electronics/networking
  • Human factors engineering/operations research/organisational analysis
  • Data/information management/fusion
  • Software development/integration


RPDE Member Participants
ASC Pty LtdAustralian Aerospace Ltd
BAE Systems Australia LimitedBoeing Defence Australia
CEA Technologies Pty LtdGeneral Dynamics Land Systems Division
IBM Australia LtdLockheed Martin Australia Electronic Systems Pty Limited
Optus Networks Pty LtdQinetiQ Pty Ltd
Raytheon Australia Pty LtdSaab Australia Pty Ltd
Thales Australia Limited


RPDE Associate Participants
AAM GroupAcacia Research Pty Ltd
Accenture Australia Holdings Pty LtdAcoustic Force
Adelaide Research & Innovation (acting for The University of Adelaide)Advitech Pty Ltd
Aerospace Concepts Pty LtdAgent Oriented Software Pty Ltd
Airservices AustraliaAirspeed Pty Ltd
Alacrity TechnologiesAMW Professional Services Pty Ltd
Artis Group Pty LtdASG Group Ltd (Formerly IGAtech Consulting)
Associated Electronic Services Pty LtdATACS Consulting Pty Ltd
Atamo Pty LtdATEK Pty Ltd
ATSA Defence Services Pty LtdAudio Visual Imagenation Pty Ltd (AVI)
Aurecon Australia Pty LtdAUSPACE Pty Ltd
Austal ShipsAustralian Defence Apparel Pty Ltd
Australian Marine Technologies Pty LtdAustralian National University (ANU), Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics(RSAA), Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC)
AVAXA Pty LtdAviarc Australia
Babcock Pty LtdBeca Pty Ltd
Bellinger Instruments Pty LtdBenelec Pty Ltd
Berkeley Information Technology Pty LtdBlue Glue Pty Ltd
BMT Design and TechnologyBond University
Booz & Company (Aust) Pty LtdBROENS Industries Pty Ltd
Bruck Textiles Pty LimitedBSTTech Consulting Pty Ltd
C-E SolutionsC4i
CA (Pacific) Pty LtdCAE Australia Pty Ltd
CAE Professional Services Pty LtdCalytrix Technologies Pty Ltd
Capgemini AustraliaCapstoneblack Pty Ltd
Catalyst Interactive Pty LtdCharles Darwin University
Chemring Australia Pty LtdCirrus Real Time Processing Systems Pty Ltd
Cistech Solutions Pty LtdClarinox Technologies Pty Ltd
Claviger Pty LtdClearbox Systems Pty Ltd
Cobham Aviation Services Australia (Jet Systems Pty Ltd trading as)Cocoon Data Holdings Limited
Codarra Advanced Systems Pty LtdCogent Business Solutions
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Communications Design & Management Pty Limited (CDM)
Connexxion Pty LimitedConsilium Technology Pty Ltd
Consunet Pty LtdCSC Australia Pty Ltd
Cubic Defence Australia Pty Ltd Curtin University of Technology
Daronmont Technologies Pty LtdDatacom Systems (ACT) Pty Ltd
Deakin UniversityDefence Communications Industry Pty Ltd
DEK Corporation Pty LtdDeloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Dialog Pty LtdDimension Data Australia Pty Ltd
Dioli Pty LtdEbor Computing Pty Ltd
eCastle Pty LtdEcoThought Pty Ltd
Edith Cowan UniversityEggler Consulting Engineers
Elbit Systems of Australia Pty LtdEM Solutions
Embedded Technologies Corporation Pty LtdEMC Australia
EMC Engineering Australia Pty LtdEngineering and Scientific Systems Pty Ltd
Enginium Pty LtdEntech Electronics Pty Ltd
Envista Pty LimitedEpps Software Pty. Ltd.
Ernst & YoungESRI-Australia Pty Ltd
Etherstack Pty LtdEvalua Pty Ltd
Fastwave CommunicationsFiomarine Industries
Flight Data Systems Pty LtdFlinders Partners Pty Ltd
Frazer Nash Consultancy LtdFujitsu Australia LTD
Functional Directions Pty LtdG.H. Varley Pty Ltd
Geoplex Pty LtdGeospatial Intelligence Pty Ltd
GHDGrey Innovation Pty Ltd
H. I. Fraser Pty LtdHawker Pacific Pty Ltd
Hewlett-Packard Australia Pty LtdHolocentric Pty Ltd
HP Enterprise Services Australia PTY LTDHyder Consulting Pty Ltd
Hydrix Services Pty LtdIDES - Integrated Design & Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd
ImmersaView Pty LtdInDepth Project Management
Innovation Science Pty LtdIntelligent Software Development Pty Ltd
International Seal Company Australia Pty LtdIntersect Australia Ltd
Iwebgate Technology LimitedJacobs Australia Pty Limited
Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems (J.D. & E Pty Ltd) (JEDS)Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR)
Keystone Private Pty LtdKoBold Group Ltd
KPMGL-3 Communications Australia Pty Ltd
L-3 Nautronix LtdLange Consulting
Lateral Sands Pty LtdLeadership Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
Learning Systems Analysis Pty LtdLiberty Industrial
LISAsoft Pty LtdLocata Corporation Pty Ltd
Lockheed Martin Australia Pty LimitedLogica Australia Pty Ltd
LX Consulting Pty LtdMadry Technologies Pty Ltd
mbits Pty LtdMcGrathNicol + Partners
Mediaware International Pty LtdMelix Pty Ltd
Microsecure Corporation Pty LtdMicrosoft Pty Ltd
MilitaryTech Pty LimitedMilskil
Minelab Electronics Pty LtdMobicon Systems Pty Ltd
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia Pty LtdNational ICT Australia Limited
NEC Australia Pty LtdNetMap Analytics Pty Limited
NGIS AustraliaNorth Australian Technologies
Northrop Grumman International Inc (NGII) Northrop Grumman M5 Networks Security Pty Ltd
Nova Aerospace Pty LtdNoventus Pty Ltd
Oakton Pty LtdOcean Software Pty Ltd
Orbital8 Pty LtdOrion Integration Pty Ltd
Pacific Aerospace Consulting Pty LtdPanther Games Pty Ltd
Partech Systems Pty LtdPilatus Australia Pty LTd
Point Trading Group (FAXTECH Pty Ltd)Prism Defence Pty Ltd
Procept IP Pty LtdProject Outcomes Pty Ltd
QANTAS Airways LimitedQueensland University of Technology
Quest Global Engineering Pty LtdQuickstrike Defence and Aerospace Pty Ltd
Radixon Group Pty LtdRAV Geospatial Group Pty Ltd
Redpath Technical Services Pty LtdRelegen Pty Ltd
Rheinmetall Simulation Australia (RSA)Rockwell Collins Australia Pty Limited
Rosebank Engineering Pty LtdRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
RPC Technologies Pty LtdRutledge Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd
Seal Solutions Pty LtdSecure Systems Limited
Security Centric Pty LtdSentient Vision Systems Pty Ltd
Siemens LtdSignal Processing Know-how Pty Ltd
Sikorsky Aircraft Australia LimitedSimbiant Pty Ltd
Simplexity Communications Pty LtdSinclair Knight Merz Pty Limited
SMS Defence Solutions Pty LtdSofraco Engineering Systems Pty Ltd
Solutions From Silicon Pty LtdSolve Group Pty Ltd (T/A PTG Global)
Sonartech Atlas Pty LtdSouthTech Systems Pty Ltd
Speciality Coatings (AUST) Pty LtdSPYRUS Pty Limited
SRA Information Technology Pty LtdStrategic Engineering Pty Ltd
Supacat Pty LtdSVT - Engineering Consultants
Syndetic Pty LtdSYPAQ Systems Pty Ltd
SystemWare-Pacific Pty LtdTactical Research Pty Ltd
TasKey Pty LtdTectonica Australia Pty Ltd
Telstra Corporation Limited Tenfold Network Solutions Pty Ltd
Tetlow Technologies Pty LtdThe Frame Group Pty Limited
The Simulation Group Pty LtdThe University of Newcastle
Thomas Electronics of Australia Pty LtdThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Australia Pty. Limited
TIBCO Software IncTiller Scientific + Medical
UGL Engineering Pty LtdUltra Electronics Avalon Systems Pty Limited
Unisys Australia Pty LimitedUnitronix Pty Ltd
University of Melbourne via Melbourne Systems LaboratoryUniversity of New South Wales (ADFA)
University of South AustraliaUniversity of Western Australia
University of WollongongUnmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd
UXC Consulting Pty LtdVENTYX PTY LTD
Vigil Consulting Group Pty LtdVIPAC Engineers & Scientists Ltd
Walkinshaw Performance Pty LtdWDScott Asia Pty Ltd
Williams United Pty LtdXTEK Limited
YTEK Pty LtdZangold Pty Ltd t/as Explosive Protective Equipment
ZBOB Engineering Pty LtdZone Advanced Protection Systems
Task 33
Task 33 - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Data Logger - RPDE Task Lead Colin Law (above) provides a briefing prior to field testing at Woomera