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)
Agent Oriented Software Pty LtdAirservices Australia
Airspeed Pty LtdAMW Professional Services Pty Ltd
archTIS Pty LtdArtis Group Pty Ltd
ASG Group Ltd 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)AVAXA Pty Ltd
Babcock Pty LtdBeca Consultants Pty Ltd (Australia)
Bellinger Instruments Pty LtdBenelec Pty Ltd
Berkeley Information Technology Pty LtdBlue Glue Pty Ltd
BMT Design and Technology Pty LtdBond University
CA (Pacific) Pty LtdCAE Australia Pty Ltd
CAE Integrated Enterprise Solutions Australia Pty LtdCalytrix Technologies Pty Ltd
Capgemini AustraliaCapstoneblack 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 Aviations Services Australia
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 SolutionsEMC Australia
EMC Engineering Australia Pty LtdEnginium Pty Ltd
Entech Electronics Pty LtdEnvista Pty Limited
Epps Software Pty. Ltd. Ernst & Young
ESRI-Australia Pty LtdEssys
Etherstack Pty LtdExelis C4i
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 (Solutions) 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) kbr
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 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
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 Pty Ltd
Minelab Electronics Pty LtdMobicon Systems Pty Ltd
National ICT Australia LimitedNEC Australia Pty Ltd
NetMap Analytics Pty LimitedNGIS Australia
North Australian TechnologiesNorthrop Grumman Australia Pty Limited
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 LtdPenske Power 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
Queensland University of TechnologyQuest Global Engineering Pty Ltd
Quickstrike Defence and Aerospace Pty LtdRadixon Group Pty Ltd
RAV Geospatial Group Pty LtdRedpath Technical Services Pty Ltd
Relegen Pty LtdRheinmetall Simulation Australia (RSA)
Rockwell Collins Australia Pty LimitedRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
RPC Technologies Pty LtdRUAG Australia Pty Ltd
Rutledge Engineering (Aust) Pty LtdSeal Solutions Pty Ltd
Secure Systems LimitedSecurity Centric Pty Ltd
Sentient Vision Systems Pty LtdShoal Engineering
Signal Processing Know-how Pty LtdSikorsky Aircraft Australia Limited
Simbiant Pty LtdSimplexity Communications Pty Ltd
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 LtdThacient Software 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 DesignUGL 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
VarleyVigil Consulting Group Pty Ltd
VIPAC Engineers & Scientists LtdWalkinshaw Performance Pty 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
Task 33
Task 33 - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Data Logger - RPDE Task Lead Colin Law (above) provides a briefing prior to field testing at Woomera