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Communication systems

Ruggedised equipment for land, sea and air

Reliable specialised military and commercial communication systems.


Petards Defence Services is a recognised authority in the design, manufacture and post design services support of rugged military specification and commercial communication systems for airborne, maritime and land applications, including:

  • Digital Mobile Radio and TETRA solutions
  • Secure communications projects
  • Cryptographic & TEMPEST solutions
  • Specialist displays.


Radio solutions and services

We install and support military communication systems across the world including:

The ‘Radio Catalogue’ - an enabling agreement with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide commercial radio solutions for military use in the UK and overseas, allowing authorised customers within the UK MoD and other UK Government agencies to procure professional mobile radio (PMR) equipment and services via their online ordering process. We provide full site survey and installation services alongside supply, support, repairs and training for PMR systems. We are technology neutral and provide equipment and systems from numerous manufacturers to best meet your technical and operational needs.

The supply and support a range of management radio equipment for the Royal Air Force (RAF) including the provision of bespoke ancillary equipment designed and manufactured in-house, predominantly for use in air traffic environments in the UK and overseas, and the support and maintenance of leaky feeder communications systems in UK MoD underground facilities.

Petards Defence Services provides services to replace legacy equipment used on RAF airfields and regularly carries out repair and post design services support for HF, VHF and UHF radio equipment used on MOD military aircraft.

Bespoke hardware solutions

Our team of experts also develop hardware solutions for use on military platforms, which meet the relevant standards for Environmental, EMC and TEMPEST approval, including:

TEMPEST housing for computer systems, used on Royal Navy surface vessels and Astute class submarines (Datalink application).

SentryView20; a fit, form and function replacement display for the RAF Sentry E3D fleet. The display meets the space envelope available for the original CRT display and interfaces with the graphic protocols generated by the on-board radar console graphics system. The displays, which were certified to the appropriate airworthiness standards, provided a significant improvement in performance and were later fitted to the French Air Force AWACS fleet.


Our customers

We are a low risk partner to key defence organisations and companies, including:

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Communication systems 

For more information

Call +44 (0) 191 423 5145 or email

Our customers

We are a low risk partner to key defence organisations and companies, including:

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