What We Do

We provide technology consultancy, product development, and whole life solutions in sensors, information systems and communications.

About Us

Roke is recognised as a worldwide centre of R&D excellence.

Roke is a world-class electronics engineering company that provides contract research, product development and manufacturing for a wide range of UK and international customers. Our team of over 350 highly qualified engineers develop advanced sensors, communications systems, and network solutions for a diverse range of applications.

Trusted by government and industrial partners worldwide, we provide independent advice, solve technically challenging problems and deliver innovative capability and products into the defence, national security, telecommunications, and healthcare markets.

Roke was established in 1956 and since October 2010 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chemring Group plc. Chemring Group employs over 4,000 people in the UK, US, Norway, and Australia.

Research & Development

Roke supply contract R&D to a number of government and non-government organisations to develop new concepts, capabilities and systems to meet customer needs.

Combining world-class technology expertise with commercial acumen, we exploit innovative research and development into leading products, services and technology. Our customers approach us with requests to design, develop and deliver bespoke solutions to address their demanding problems. We make it our business to understand our clients' key issues and provide end to end tailored solutions including requirement analysis, design and development in conjunction with the customer through to delivery and obsolescence management, maintenance and support.


With extensive experience in communications systems, networks and electronic sensors in both the civil and military domains, we understand the technical complexities of modern and future systems. We are ideal partners for our customers who need to solve complex issues or require independent and practical advice.

In the defence domain we work with an established range of partner companies to provide trusted advice and consultancy across all lines of development. This includes technology benefits analysis, capability planning, technology road mapping, and through life capability management. We also provide on-site technical expertise to support customer decision making and research activity.

Product Development

Roke develops products that deliver commercial advantage to customers across a wide range of markets including defence, national security, telecommunications, and healthcare. Working closely with our customers to understand both technical and commercial issues we tailor the product development project to ensure product performance, timescales and budgets are met.

With an in-house design and manufacturing group we ensure that our products are designed for manufacture from initial investigation stage through to commercialisation. In addition, our test facilities enable validation of product compliance throughout the design and development process minimising time to market and development costs.

We can provide the full range of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and In Service Support (ISS) facilities in support of products. Our dedicated support department has more than 15 years experience in providing a range of support services to both Government (including UK MoD) and commercial customers.