Marlow, UK: Chelton is proud to be joining Leonardo’s Team AW149 UK, bringing together smart thinking, technological excellence and future vision to the avionics and systems suite of this Leonardo aircraft.

The AW149 is a safe, agile and robust platform, which can be reconfigured for a wide range of demanding missions in the most severe operational environments. Chelton’s antennas and avionics are designed, built and tested in the UK to the highest standards, ensuring they are ready to perform to the demands of any mission.



AW149 Infographic 2 Platform (HQ)

Chelton, formerly Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, designs and manufactures a range of tuneable antennas, direction finding, TETRA based radio, and Assured PNT Anti-Jam GNSS systems for aircraft such as the AW149 from its UK facilities at Marlow and Redhill.

Luca Pelazzo, Antennas Business Unit Manager, said “We are immensely proud to supply our highly engineered advanced avionic systems to the AW149 helicopter. Partners such as Leonardo help secure hundreds of jobs across our three UK locations.”

Nick Whitney, Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters (UK), said “I am delighted to have the opportunity today to introduce Team AW149 UK and highlight some of the leading small and medium-sized British companies who will be involved in delivering the AW149 for the UK Armed Forces should we be selected. The companies we’re spotlighting today are diverse in what they do and where they’re located but they and we at Leonardo have one important thing in common, which is a commitment to providing the UK Armed Forces with the most modern, capable and cost-effective medium helicopter to meet their operational needs.”




Please visit us on the UK Defence and Security Export stand H2-740 and ask for a Chelton representative to discuss your antenna and avionic requirements.

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