Whether your engineering requirements are centred around avionics, systems safety, structural demands or beyond, contracting additional specialist operators requires a deft approach to ensure any outsourcing aligns with your internal standards and performance specifications.

Cognesis satisfies your requirement for highly skilled, diverse engineering services across a broad range of industries. Our contractors are particularly specialised in the following fields:

Avionics & Communications

Original equipment manufacturers, defence prime system integrators, military and civilian end-users engage Cognesis Communications Engineers in the development, integration, commissioning, testing and sustainment of state-of-the-art communications systems.

Our outstanding reputation in avionics and communications engineering has been built upon an ongoing commitment to deliver clients specialist contractors who blend sophisticated technical intelligence with innovative problem-solving skills to deliver exceptional results.

Structures & Airframes

Cognesis engineers have outstanding industry experience in the design, analysis, modification and repair of advanced airframe structures. They are accustomed to working within the certification and on-going airworthiness requirements of the Australian Defence Force Technical Airworthiness Management Manual (TAMM). As an example, they held DE1 structural repair and modification delegations to approve structural repairs and modifications to the MRH90 helicopter. Cognesis engineers are experienced in the repair and modification of civilian registered aircraft, and the associated certification approval processes.


A core group of Cognesis clients are Australian Defence Primes and aerospace operators engaged in complex development, integration and through-life-support projects for both Australian and foreign military projects and platforms.

Cognesis contractors are active in many Australian Defence Prime activities, with experience in roles such as systems engineering managers, software developers, systems architects and junior and senior systems engineers.

System Safety

Cognesis contractors are well equipped to fill any deficit skillsets or personnel shortage in navigating compliance, capability and maintenance measures by offering innovative problem solving supported by highly sophisticated technical knowledge.

Cognesis’ system safety engineers are experienced in conducting comprehensive system safety analysis in accordance with MIL-STD-882C.

Software Development

If your project requires long or short-term development and test and verification personnel, Cognesis offers highly skilled contractors experienced in developing and maintaining complex software systems and test/certification.

Cognesis resources also support safety and mission critical projects. All aspects of a software development program are addressed through software architecture and design, coding and testing, automated, host and rig testing, software configuration management, defect tracking and documentation.

Testing & Evaluation

Looming capability milestones and scheduling conflicts often leave fulltime personnel extended well beyond their day-to-day tasks. Cognesis is well positioned to backfill resources or provide short and long-term test & evaluation (T&E) contractors offering high levels of performance in developmental, acceptance, operational, ground and flight testing against regulatory, systems and performance baselines.

Cognesis personnel are experienced in acquisition and sustainment T&E campaigns. Our contractors have supported both prime-contractor and customer T&E activities, across all phases of a project’s life cycle.