Selecting a military antenna has many complex considerations to ensure it not only fits the application requirements but also that it performs well within a multitude environments. Military antennas, especially, often have to face hostile environments and as such need to be built to the highest standards.

Chelton’s specialist antennas are used by agencies across the world for defence, military and security applications. Our extensive experience in the design and manufacture of antennas means that we are able to supply solutions to the most complex of RF problems.

At this year’s DSEI, Chelton will be premiering its novel configuration option which allows a user to remove a vehicle antenna from its base using a simple yet highly robust screw mechanism which makes removal possible without any tools and within an NBC environment. This will complement Chelton’s existing extensive Tactical Vehicle Antenna Range which covers the L, S and C band with multiple combinations of polarisations and gains to ensure the needs and requirements of every operation are met. The new detachable interface has the following key features:

  • RF Connection and Frequency Range
  • Lifetime and Mating Cycles
  • Single and Dual Channel Antennas
  • Anti-Rotation Feature
  • Protected

The system is designed to maintain a consistent RF connection between the base and the antenna. It supports frequencies up to 6 GHz, making it suitable for a wide range of wireless communication applications operating in this frequency range.

The system is built to endure at least 500 mating cycles. This means the connection between the base and the antenna can be repeatedly established and separated without degradation for a substantial number of times.

The interface supports both single and dual channel antennas.

The system incorporates an anti-rotation feature, which prevents the connection from rotating during installation and removal. This safeguard helps protect the connection from potential damage that might occur due to twisting or rotational forces.

Dust and Dirt Resistant:

The design of the system ensures that the connection interface is built to withstand and resist the negative effects of dust and dirt to maintain reliable performance.

Waterproofing (IP68):

The interface is internally protected and waterproofed to an IP68 rating so the antennas can be submerged in water to a certain depth without suffering damage.


Protective Caps and Bags:

The detachable antennas come with additional protective caps and bags. These accessories offer extra protection for the antennas during storage, guarding against potential physical damage, dust, and other environmental factors.

The new detachable interface offers several advantages to users. It enables swift removal for maintenance, storage, and transport needs. In case of damage, it can be rapidly replaced and interchanged between vehicles, ensuring operational continuity. Upgrades can be seamlessly integrated without disrupting the vehicle installation and cabling. Moreover, the interface facilitates the repurposing of antenna mounts to meet specific operational demands. Additionally, antennas can be easily detached and mounted on a mast using an adapter, enhancing coverage and range capabilities.


Chelton’s latest innovation introduces a game-changing and novel solution with its detachable tactical vehicle antennas” states Jason Abbott, President at Chelton. “With its unique mechanism built on a successful antenna design, this new product range is truly a testament to Chelton’s commitment to the advancement of aerospace and defence products through our innovation and engineering excellence”.

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Visit Chelton’s Sales & Engineering experts at this year's DSEI on the Make UK Pavilion in Hall 2, Booth 250-1 to see these new products and hear how they can benefit you.

You can also see these products in action during our live demonstrations throughout the week: Day One | 2pm, Day Two | 3:30pm and Day Three | 11am.

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