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
AAM GroupABB Enterprise Software Pty Ltd
Acacia Research Pty LtdAccenture Australia Holdings Pty Ltd
Acoustic ForceAdelaide Research & Innovation (acting for The University of Adelaide)
Agent Oriented Software Pty LtdAirbus Group Australia
Airspeed Pty LtdAMW Professional Services Pty Ltd
archTIS Pty LtdArtis Group Pty Ltd
ASC Pty LtdASG Group Ltd
Associated Electronic Services Pty LtdAtamo Pty Ltd
Atos (Australia) Pty LtdATSA Defence Services Pty Ltd
Audio Visual Imagenation Pty Ltd (AVI)Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd
Austal ShipsAustralian National University (ANU)
AVAXA Pty LtdBabcock Pty Ltd
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 AustraliaCapstoneblack 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
Forgacs-Broens Pty LtdFrazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
Fujitsu Australia New Zealand (FANZ)Functional Directions Pty Ltd
General Dynamics Land Systems DivisionGeoplex Pty Ltd
Geospatial Intelligence (Solutions) Pty LtdGHD
Grey Innovation Pty LtdH. I. Fraser Pty Ltd
Hawker Pacific Pty LtdHolocentric Pty Ltd
Hydrix Services Pty LtdIBM Australia Ltd
IDES - Integrated Design & Engineering Solutions Pty LtdImmersaView Pty Ltd
InDepth Project ManagementInnovation Science Pty Ltd
Inovor Technologies Pty LtdInternational Seal Company Australia Pty Ltd
Jacobs Australia Pty LimitedJenkins Engineering Defence Systems Pty Ltd (JEDS)
Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR)Keystone Private Pty Ltd
KoBold Group Pty LimitedKPMG
L-3 Communications Australia Pty LtdL-3 Communications Oceania Pty Limited
Lange ConsultingLeadership Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
Learning Systems Analysis Pty LtdLISAsoft Pty Ltd
Locata Corporation Pty LtdLockheed Martin Australia Electronic Systems Pty Limited
Lockheed Martin Australia Pty LimitedMadry Technologies Pty Ltd
mbits Pty LtdMcGrathNicol + Partners
Mediaware International Pty LtdMelix Pty Ltd
Microsecure Corporation Pty LtdMicrosoft Pty Ltd
MilitaryTech Pty LimitedMilskil Pty Ltd
Minelab Electronics Pty LtdNational ICT Australia Limited
Northrop Grumman Australia Pty LimitedNova Defence Pty Ltd
Noventus Pty LtdOakton Pty Ltd
Ocean Software Pty LtdOptus Networks Pty Ltd
Orbital8 Pty LtdOrion Integration Pty Ltd
Pacific Aerospace Consulting Pty LtdPanther Games Pty Ltd
Partech Systems Pty LtdPenske Power Systems Pty Ltd
PricewaterhouseCoopers Project Outcomes Pty Ltd
QinetiQ Pty LtdQueensland University of Technology
Quickstrike Defence and Aerospace Pty LtdRaytheon Australia Pty Ltd
Relegen Pty LtdRheinmetall Simulation Australia (RSA)
Rockwell Collins Australia Pty LimitedRPC Technologies Pty Ltd
Rutledge Engineering (Aust) Pty LtdSaab Australia 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