About Us


IDES is a Melbourne based, wholly Australian owned, advanced Engineering Product Development and Systems Integration company.

IDES provides full “systems-life-cycle” engineering solutions to suit the customer from initial research and capability evaluation, to concept generation, detailed design, prototype development, integration, manufacturing and Project management.

IDES professional, multi-disciplinary staff specialise in outcome focused solutions for Defence, Emergency Services and Special Projects customers – where on-time, deployable and supportable solutions save lives and / or provide unmatched capabilities.

IDES developed and delivered wide range of complex solutions ranging from National Broadband Network (NBNCo) communications demonstration semi-trailer to Communications and FP-ECM Vehicle Integration Kits (VIKs), Weapon Systems Integration, Special Forces Vehicle Design, Emergency Services Communications Vehicles and Trailers for transportation of special purpose equipment.

IDES Capabilities include:

  • Product Development & Systems Integration
  • High Value Problem Resolution
  • Prototype & Volume Production
  • Capability Identification & Development
  • Training & In Service Support
  • Complex Tender Response
  • Local Representation
  • Testing and Evaluation


Accreditations & Affiliations


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ISO 9001:2015

IDES is ISO9001 accredited for Product Development and Project Management amongst other categories. An ISO 9001 quality management system helps to continually monitor and manage quality across all operations, and outlines ways to achieve, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service. Internationally, it is the quality system of choice!




IDES participates in development projects under the Defence Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program. IDES assists Australian Department of Defence by providing solutions to complex and high-risk problems.




IDES is a proud member of the Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN), providing industry support and advocacy.


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IDES is a proud member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC). This ensures that IDES is up to date with news, information, technology updates, and articles on many aspects of defence electronics and information operations.




IDES is a proud member of the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA) providing the manufacturing industry with support, networking, advocacy and cost saving opportunities.


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