Real threat simulators

Reliable and robust technology

We are experts in the design, support and repair of ground based systems.


Real Threat Systems

Petards Defence Services can provide a full on-site and depot level repair, refurbishment and maintenance service facility for 'real threat' systems including the SA-6, the SA-8 and the ZSU 23.

Our engineering team can source original components for the systems, or alternatively use their vast experience in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and microwave aspects of the vehicles to design, develop, and build suitable alternatives, incorporating modern, solid state components where appropriate.


We design and provide engineering support for the electronic warfare threat simulators based at RAF Spadeadam.

We have fully refurbished and modernised the equipment, including the repackaging of the J-Band Emissions Threat Simulator (JETS) from the ISO container into a standard Land Rover vehicle producing a flexible, mobile facility to allow full testing.

Support and test equipment

We also manufacture and supply a wide range of related support and test equipment including the Mk 6 Voltage Detector, WED 21329, NSN 6625-99-105-7080, (for which we are the Design Authority and hold IPR) and its range of associated Adapters and Interconnecting Cable Assemblies.


Real threat simulators

For more information

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Our customers

Petards Defence Solutions customers include: