Chelton celebrates 75 years of engineering excellence and pioneering innovation. Find out more here.
From novel static discharger designs, radio silent tuneable antennas through to the first airborne LTE mission critical public safety radio. For over 75 years, Chelton has continued its founding principles, to overcome immensely complex communication challenges and deliver failsafe, pioneering technology to some of the world’s most formidable militaries and public safety agencies.
Chelton defined the industry with a number of world firsts. From novel static discharger designs, radio silent tuneable antennas through to the first airborne LTE mission critical public safety radio.
Low MTBF rates thanks to major processes such as Zero Defect Plan. Automated Inspection, Digital Twinning, 3D Model Base Work Instructions and Six Sigma
Our top-level talent combines ground breaking technical capabilities with a matched drive and persistence to offer our customers a competitive edge with new technology.
Throughout our early history, our founding principles and leadership established a strong footing that continues to be prevalent today; such as a keen eye for niche markets, innovation at the highest level and a special appreciation to engineering and development.
The continued support of our employees, customers, partners and friends is a testament to Chelton’s legacy, our vision and what we will achieve in the future.
In days gone by, Chelton wanted to make a name for itself as ‘The Antenna Company of the 21st Century’ but the truth is that we’ve surpassed our own expectations. With a portfolio spanning across Antennas, Avionics and Land systems, our products and solutions have been deployed and are recognised globally. This, along with our ground-breaking technical capabilities and dedication to our customers has led us to where we are and our goal for the future; securing success in the most demanding environments.
Jason joined Chelton in 2021 to lead the company on its journey under new ownership. Having working internationally across the US, Europe, Middle East and the Asia, Jason has more than 20 years’ experience in directing Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing teams. He studied as Brunel University London in which he achieved an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.
After a successful career as Regional and International Sales Director with Cobham, Neil now leads Chelton’s Business Development area as Vice President for Sales and Marketing responsible for a team across the world. Neil has a BEng honours in Computer Aided Manufacture Engineering and a Masters in Project Management, both from The University of Salford.
Dyfrig joined as Engineering Director and now leads the Engineering team and developments with over 25 years of experience behind him. Dyf studied at The University of Southampton where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering.
Having studied at the London Business School, James joined Chelton in 2009 and has proceeded to take on a great variety of roles across several parts of the business managing Manufacturing and Suppliers. Having worked as Manufacturing Manager and Value Stream Director, James now heads up Chelton’s operational division as Vice President of Operations.
Declan joined Chelton in September 2021 as Senior Finance Business Partner and has been working with the finance team and the BU Managers since then. Declan is a qualified (CIMA) accountant and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having previously worked for Gemini Rail as Finance Manager. Prior to that he spent 15 years working for Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems where he held a number of positions within the finance team.
Luca joined Chelton in 2012, and has worked in a number of positions across the company including project management, product management and most recently in Sales for Leonardo, Italy, Spain, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Luca has a BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College London and an MBA from Imperial College Business School.
Daniel joined Chelton in 2005 and has progressed to undertake a wide range of roles across various parts of the business. Daniel has held roles in Project and Programme Management, Operations, Contracts & Commercial, Inside Sales and most recently as Product Manager for our portfolio of Land product lines. Daniel has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
David joined Chelton as the Programme Director for the Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme contracted by the UK Home Office. Prior to this, David has over a decade of experience in successfully delivering major system engineering programmes into the Ministry of Defence as well as international aerospace customers. David has a Master’s degree in Metallurgy and Material Engineering and is a member of the Association of Project Management, Chartered Management Institute and Institute of Engineering and Technology.
In a nutshell, Chelton is a manufacturer and supplier of innovative antennas and avionic systems for fixed wing and rotary wing platforms. In addition, our Land business unit also offers a variety of Explosive Ordnance Detector solutions, Vehicle Intercom Systems and Ground and Vehicle antennas.
Chelton employees approximately 430 employees across our three UK sites and Sales offices in the US, India and Korea.
Chelton has been securing success in demanding environments since 1947. You can find out more about our rich history in our blog post 'More than the Antenna Company'
Chelton offer products and solutions for platforms at sea, on land and in the air.
Our business is split into three business units for Antennas, Avionics and Land. Each is lead by our Business Unit Managers whom you can find out more about in 'About Us'.
For details and technical information of our portfolio, please visit 'Our Capabilities' page.
Chelton offers a range of career opportunities from apprenticeships to entry levels jobs and for seasoned professionals.
For more information on our current vacancies, please visit our Careers page.
Chelton are proud to be certified on over 120 core platforms from militaries and public agencies across the world.
The wave depicted in the Chelton logo demonstrates our future journey which is influenced and has familiarity with the past. The organic movement of the waves is a powerful reminder of the constant flow and advances in our technology and service, whilst retaining a strong link with our RF heritage.
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It couldn't be easier! Submit a contact form with your details and information of whether your request is for a retrofit or new installation and our team will get you in touch with our Sales Managers.
We've got a nifty feature to help you there!
Navigate to Antenna Finder where you can input what platform you require an antenna for and which frequency. This will then give you a shortlist you can then request a quote for.
We pride ourselves on our low mean time between failure rates - our products truly do last the test of time! That same ethos is applied to our service, repair and maintenance processed with our engineers investing a lot of time, effort and skill into repairs. To us, it's just as important as new products.
To make use of our repair service, customers can manage this through Chelton's Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA) portal.