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Defence Services

Solutions and services that meet and exceed your requirements on land, sea or air

World leading innovation in complex, technology focused defence solutions and software for land, sea and air.

Our team of experts work for and with national and international military organisations, prime contractors and highly accomplished third parties to design and build ruggedised electronic solutions for a wide range of applications and purposes:

Communication systems

We deliver reliable specialised military and commercial communications systems.

Advanced visual surveillance

Create secure environments and operational advantage.

In-service support

Comprehensive integrated logistic support (ILS) and other services.

Mk6 Voltage Detector & Associated Equipment

We provide modern, robust airborne defensive aid systems (DAS).

Control systems 

We design and manufacture electronic
sub-systems for numerou
s applications.

Real threat simulators

We are experts in the design, support and repair of ground based RF Threat Weapons Systems.

Consultancy service 

We are constantly looking to drive digital innovation in the defence industry, if you have a project or idea that you would like to discuss with one of our technical experts, contact us today

Our reputation 

Completely independent, competitive costs and an agile approach to working

Petards Defence Services is an independent company with over 60 years' experience in the development of high quality, reliable and long-lasting defence technology, which fully complies with all required legislation and standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, PAS99 and DAOS and AAOS certification with the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA).

We are members of the Weapons Science Technology Centre (WSTC) and have worked as an established Industry Partner to various NATO working groups. We also belong to the DSTL's R-Cloud and Government FATS 5 frameworks.

Our team consists of professionally accredited engineers, technical project managers and business support associates. We have a strong proportion of ex-Armed Forces staff, who we support via our Silver Armed Forces Covenant accreditation. Our main factory site is located in Gateshead, Tyne, & Wear, through which we support the UK Government’s levelling up agenda, encouraging the maintenance of skilled artisan jobs in traditional manufacturing areas, via the placement of apprenticeships and graduate schemes with hard working and talented local residents.


Customers include:

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