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
BROENS Industries Pty LtdBruck Textiles Pty Limited
BSTTech Consulting Pty LtdC4i
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
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 LtdFastwave Communications
Fiomarine IndustriesFlight Data Systems Pty Ltd
Flinders Partners 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
Intelligent Software Development Pty LtdInternational Seal Company Australia Pty Ltd
Intersect Australia LtdIwebgate Technology Limited
Jacobs Australia Pty LimitedJenkins Engineering Defence Systems (J.D. & E Pty Ltd) (JEDS)
Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR)Keystone Private Pty Ltd
KoBold Group LtdKPMG
L-3 Communications Australia Pty LtdL-3 Nautronix Ltd
Lange ConsultingLateral Sands Pty Ltd
Leadership Solutions Australia Pty LtdLearning Systems Analysis Pty Ltd
Liberty IndustrialLISAsoft Pty Ltd
Locata Corporation Pty LtdLockheed Martin Australia Pty Limited
Logica Australia Pty LtdLX 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 Aerospace 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
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