Lte | 2021-11-29

Chelton Highlights LTE Based MCPTT in New Research Facility

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Last week Chelton officially opened it's doors to their new aerospace & defence Research Facility in Redhill that focuses on  the development of #GPR, #LTE #MCPTT and Vehicle Intercom Systems.

Chelton, a global provider of highly engineered robust electronics and antenna systems for mission critical applications in defence and security, has opened a new facility to support its life saving research and development (R&D), including IED detection and radio for public safety applications.

The Worshipful The Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Councillor Jill Bray, officially opened the facility at the inaugural ceremony along with representatives from humanitarian mine clearance charity The HALO Trust and UK Defence and Security Exports. Guests were treated to a VIP tour of the facility and later shared their inspirational experiences about the importance of the work they conduct with the help of Chelton and its product portfolio.

The facility is home to our Ground Penetrating Radar design experts, whose critical design work embedded in both our AMULET stand-off mine and IED detection equipment, and Vallon’s latest generation of Minehound and Wirehound detectors, has saved countless lives over the past few decades.

Development of MCPTT

Also at this facility, our Chelton development engineers are developing the world’s first application of LTE (4G/5G) for use in airborne public safety applications for the UK Home Office Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, Aircraft Communications System (ESMCP ACS). Redhill Aerodrome is a fitting location given Chelton now boasts having both the National Police Aviation Support and Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance as its neighbours.

This facility will provide a dedicated, inspirational and purpose-built area for Chelton’s engineers and designers to continue innovating and enabling our customers’ ability to handle emerging threats. After all, our failsafe and pioneering technology in demanding environments is all driven by the people behind the products.