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EMC Testing for Defence

TRaC has the biggest capacity of any test house in the UK for defence EMC testing.

TRaC is the defence industry’s leading partner for the design, testing and qualification of military equipment entering into service around the world.

We work with defence manufacturers from the conception of their products; our Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®) service supports them through the complex nature of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) qualification and testing of modern defence equipment. Our ESQ expertise gained from testing thousands of different products every year allows us to help companies experience a smoother journey through the final testing and validation phase of their projects, reducing both their risk and the final cost of testing.

TRaC is UKAS accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and has the largest capacity for defence EMC testing in the UK with six testing centres. We have 11 military EMC chambers that range in size from traditional dimensions for smaller systems or programmes up to our enormous military vehicle EMC test chamber. This was originally built to test the Challenger Main Battle tank, and has recently been used for the new generation of naval systems and British army vehicles including the Mastiff and Husky. We design and deliver pre-compliance testing and formal defence EMC testing programmes for over 350 military products every year. Our expertise in tri-service testing and validation helps the entire supply chain demonstrate the durability and effectiveness of its products in the challenging military environments into which they will be deployed.

Our defence EMC testing and qualification services are designed to provide standard defence validation as well as help companies perform Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) testing in a short time period, most commonly against the following standards:

  • DEF STAN 59-411
  • DEF STAN 61-5
  • MIL-STD 461
  • MIL-STD 1275

 We also work with customers and the Ministry of Defence to develop testing packages that cover both defence and commercial requirements with a single test programme:

  • CE Marking
  • E Marking
  • RADHAZ Testing
  • Naval Acceptance Testing
  • EMC Interoperability Testing
  • Immunity Integrity Testing

To learn more about how our military EMC testing can add value to your design and testing, email your specification and requirements to, enter your details into the blue form or call us on the number in the top right corner of this page.