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
archTIS Pty LtdArtis Group Pty Ltd
ASG Group Ltd (Formerly IGAtech Consulting)Associated Electronic Services Pty Ltd
ATACS Consulting Pty LtdAtamo Pty Ltd
ATEK Pty LtdAtos (Australia) 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
CA (Pacific) Pty LtdCAE Australia Pty Ltd
CAE Integrated Enterprise Solutions Australia Pty LtdCalytrix Technologies Pty Ltd
Capgemini AustraliaCapstoneblack Pty Ltd
Catalyst Interactive Pty LtdCGI Technologies and Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
Charles Darwin UniversityChemring Australia Pty Ltd
Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems Pty LtdCistech Solutions Pty Ltd
Clarinox Technologies Pty LtdClaviger Pty Ltd
Clearbox Systems Pty LtdCobham Aviation Services Australia (Jet Systems Pty Ltd trading as)
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
Enginium Pty LtdEntech Electronics Pty Ltd
Envista Pty LimitedEpps Software Pty. Ltd.
Ernst & YoungESRI-Australia Pty Ltd
EssysEtherstack 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
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 LtdInovor Technologies Pty Ltd
International Seal Company Australia Pty LtdIntersect Australia Ltd
Iwebgate Technology LimitedJacobs 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
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 Integrated Defence Services Pty Limited (NGIDS)
Northrop Grumman International Inc (NGII) Northrop Grumman M5 Networks Security Pty Ltd
Nova Defence 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
PWC Strategy& (Aust) Pty LtdQueensland 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 GroupSignal 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
Sonartech Atlas Pty LtdSouthTech Systems 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 LtdThe Frame Group Pty Limited
The Simulation Group Pty LtdThe University of Newcastle
Thomas Global SystemsThyssenkrupp Marine Systems Australia Pty Limited
TIBCO Software IncTiller Design
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 LtdVarley
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