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
Airbus Group AustraliaASC Pty 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 GroupABB Enterprise Software Pty Ltd
Acacia Research Pty LtdAccenture Australia Holdings Pty Ltd
Acoustic ForceAdelaide Research & Innovation (acting for The University of Adelaide)
Advitech 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 National University (ANU), Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics(RSAA), Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC)AVAXA Pty Ltd
Aviarc AustraliaBabcock Pty Ltd
Beca Pty LtdBellinger Instruments Pty Ltd
Benelec Pty LtdBerkeley Information Technology Pty Ltd
Blue Glue Pty LtdBMT Design and Technology
Bond UniversityBruck Textiles Pty Limited
BSTTech Consulting Pty LtdCA (Pacific) Pty Ltd
CAE Australia Pty LtdCAE Integrated Enterprise Solutions Pty Ltd
Calytrix Technologies Pty LtdCapgemini Australia
Capstoneblack Pty LtdCatalyst Interactive Pty Ltd
CGI Technologies and Solutions Australia 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
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 SolutionsEmbedded Technologies Corporation Pty Ltd
EMC AustraliaEMC Engineering Australia Pty Ltd
Engineering and Scientific Systems Pty LtdEnginium Pty Ltd
Entech Electronics Pty LtdEnvista Pty Limited
Epps Software Pty. Ltd. Ernst & Young
ESRI-Australia Pty LtdEtherstack Pty Ltd
Evalua Pty LtdExelis C41
Fastwave CommunicationsFiomarine Industries
Flight Data Systems Pty LtdFlinders Partners Pty Ltd
Forgacs-Broens Pty LtdFrazer Nash Consultancy Ltd
Fujitsu Australia New Zealand (FANZ)Functional Directions Pty Ltd
G.H. Varley Pty LtdGeoplex Pty Ltd
Geospatial Intelligence Pty LtdGHD
Grey Innovation Pty LtdH. I. Fraser Pty Ltd
Hawker Pacific Pty LtdHewlett-Packard Australia Pty Ltd
Holocentric Pty LtdHP Enterprise Services Australia PTY LTD
Hyder Consulting Pty LtdHydrix Services Pty Ltd
IDES - Integrated Design & Engineering Solutions Pty LtdImmersaView Pty Ltd
InDepth Project ManagementInnovation Science 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 LimitedLX Consulting Pty Ltd
Madry Technologies Pty Ltdmbits Pty Ltd
McGrathNicol + PartnersMediaware International Pty Ltd
Melix Pty LtdMicrosecure Corporation Pty Ltd
Microsoft Pty LtdMilitaryTech Pty Limited
MilskilMinelab Electronics Pty Ltd
Mobicon Systems Pty LtdMTU Detroit Diesel Australia Pty Ltd
National ICT Australia LimitedNEC Australia Pty Ltd
NetMap Analytics Pty LimitedNGIS Australia
North Australian TechnologiesNorthrop Grumman International Inc (NGII)
Northrop Grumman M5 Networks Security Pty LtdNova Defence Pty Ltd
Noventus Pty LtdOakton Pty Ltd
Ocean Software Pty LtdOrbital8 Pty Ltd
Orion Integration Pty LtdPacific Aerospace Consulting Pty Ltd
Panther Games Pty LtdPartech Systems Pty Ltd
Pilatus Australia Pty LTdPoint Trading Group (FAXTECH Pty Ltd)
Prism Defence Pty LtdProcept IP Pty Ltd
Project Outcomes Pty LtdPWC Strategy& (Aust) 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
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)RPC Technologies Pty Ltd
RUAG Australia Pty LtdRutledge Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd
Seal Solutions Pty LtdSecure Systems Limited
Security Centric Pty LtdSentient Vision Systems Pty Ltd
Shoal GroupSiemens Ltd
Signal Processing Know-how Pty LtdSikorsky Aircraft Australia Limited
Simbiant Pty LtdSimplexity Communications Pty Ltd
Sinclair Knight Merz Pty LimitedSMS Defence Solutions Pty Ltd
Sofraco Engineering Systems Pty LtdSolutions From Silicon Pty Ltd
Solve Group Pty Ltd (T/A PTG Global)Sonartech Atlas Pty Ltd
SouthTech Systems Pty LtdSpeciality Coatings (AUST) Pty Ltd
SPYRUS Pty LimitedSRA Information Technology Pty Ltd
Strategic Engineering Pty LtdSupacat Pty Ltd
SVT - Engineering ConsultantsSyndetic Pty Ltd
SYPAQ Systems Pty LtdSystemWare-Pacific Pty Ltd
Tactical Research Pty LtdTasKey Pty Ltd
Tectonica Australia Pty LtdTelstra Corporation Limited
Tenfold Network Solutions Pty LtdTetlow Technologies Pty Ltd
The Frame Group Pty LimitedThe Simulation Group Pty Ltd
The University of NewcastleThomas Global Systems
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Australia Pty LimitedTIBCO Software Inc
Tiller Scientific + MedicalUGL Engineering Pty Ltd
Ultra Electronics Avalon Systems Pty LimitedUnisys Australia Pty Limited
Unitronix Pty LtdUniversity of Melbourne via Melbourne Systems Laboratory
University of New South Wales (ADFA)University of South Australia
University of Western AustraliaUniversity of Wollongong
Unmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd UXC Consulting 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