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Roke Manor Research, a subsidiary of Chemring group Plc, has won The Queen's Awards for Enterprise and Innovation, the most prestigious corporate award in the UK. Roke was given the award for innovation for RESOLVE, its modular manpack electronic warfare (EW) system for the exploitation and suppression of hostile communication equipment.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise and Innovation 2011 LogoRESOLVE is now in service with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and is doing well in the global export market. RESOLVE provides users with rapid target identification and geolocation through the use of a dedicated Management Information System (MIS) and Geospatial Information System (GIS). The system can be configured to meet specific operational requirements as part of the MoD's ongoing commitment to enhancing ISTAR support for UK Forces.

The Roke team will be presented with the award by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Dame Mary Fagan DCVO, who is The Queen's representative in the county.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are given for outstanding achievement by UK businesses. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

Dave Smith, Managing Director of Roke Manor Research, said:

"Roke has been at the forefront of electronic warfare development since the 1950s and our continuous programme of investment has created a world-beating range of EW products. We are extremely proud that our commitment to innovation has been recognised with such a prestigious award.

"RESOLVE is a step change in the technology that troops use, as no other electronic warfare system provides such a high level of direction-finding capability for soldiers on patrol. Winning this award for RESOLVE is recognition at the highest level of what our team has achieved."

About Roke Manor Research Ltd

Roke Manor Research Ltd, based in Romsey, Hampshire, is the principal electronics research and development centre of Chemring Group Plc. Founded in 1956, Roke is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of innovative solutions and contract R&D. Roke employs 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name. Roke pioneers developments in electronic sensors, networks, and communications technology.

Related Information

  • RESOLVE - Integrated Tactical Electronic Warfare System