antares what we do

What we do

We design and manufacture technologically advanced RFPAs and microwave subsystems that help combat a broad range of threats in the EW environment and meet the specific needs of the defence and security sectors.

Along with our COTS range, we create custom products that complement our customers’ existing systems.


Our design engineers take technology as far as is possible. They constantly research the latest developments in technology and hardware to create advanced equipment that combats new and emerging threats and gives maximum power out using minimum power in.

We can supply our products off-the-shelf at high volume. And we can work in partnership with you to create custom products that meet your specific needs.

Our capabilities include:


Frequency from 20MHz to 20GHz


Power from one watt to several hundred watts


CW and pulsed applications


Portable or static operation for use on land, sea and in the air


Rapid custom design and prototyping

CEM and build at Antares


We build:

  • Our own COTS products
  • Custom products and systems
  • Third-party products that contain our technology

We can:

  • Product a single prototype and finished products at high volume
  • Supply full build and test documentation for all our products, whether COTS, custom or third-party
  • Act as a one-stop shop where we buy, build, test, quality control and ship.
Everyone in our assembly team is IPC- A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 qualified. Our 10,000 ft2 production facility is ISO9001 2015 accredited and is an ESD-controlled environment. We have segregated and bonded storage and strong relationships with some of the largest industry suppliers.

"We never forget who ultimately depends on our products.
Zero Defects. Remember Why."

Bruce Fullerton, Managing Director, Antares Defence Systems


Our rigorous testing means you can have peace of mind that our products work out in the field to your requirements.

We have thermal testing equipment and have created our own automated test setups (ATS), which seamlessly start pre-test, burn-in and acceptance tests. This bespoke system captures every necessary test point to ensure that each product which leaves our factory works to its precise specification.

We can conduct board-level, PA and system tests for prototypes and at high volume. Our fully traceable records create a comprehensive, through-life library of information for each product we make. We hold all test data indefinitely.


We carry out exhaustive quality control from concept and product design through to manufacture and shipment. Our rigorous processes mean our products are fully traceable at every stage of their lifecycle.

We are ISO 9001 2015 accredited, and each member of our assembly team is IPC-A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 qualified. We constantly update our accreditations and qualifications to ensure we maintain our high systems and operational standards.

Contract Electronic Manufacturing (CEM)

We also carry out a complete package of buy, build, test, quality control and ship for customers whose products contain our technology.