RFI was first founded as a manufacturer of antennas in 1979 and since this time grown to be a leading R&D and manufacturing company in the field of wireless communications, ranging from antennas, combining systems through to active RF repeaters, amplifiers, receiver multiplexors and antenna system monitors.

We have also worked in collaboration with DSTO to develop a number of lightweight radio relay devices for UAV and balloon based applications. This R&D program has resulted in a Military UHF Tactical Airborne Transponder known as AUTRY, which has been deployed in Afganistan in UAV systems.

Building on the success of this program, RFI has been successful in securing a CTD (Capability Technology Demonstrator) grant from DOD/DSTO to further develop this capability for ground based and other UAV applications.

Accreditation: AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004, AS/NZS 4801:2001, OHSAS 18001:2007

Company Size: Over 200 people with 2010-11 turnover of $189M

Operations: R&D
Systems Enginerring/Project Management
Turnkey project delivery

Security: Current projects do not require security clearances however a number of personnel have previously held security clearances in former roles.