Civil & Military Radomes

Complex radomes for air, ground and sea platforms. Designed, certified, and manufactured using world-class knowledge of smart materials for lower cost, reduced weight, superior aerodynamics and optimised performance.

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Antenna and radar systems need to be protected, but the structure must allow radar or radio waves to pass through them.

Meggitt has decades of experience in developing radomes for commercial and military platforms, including:

  • Nose radomes (MSCAN & AESA)
  • Satcom radomes
  • Special mission radomes (ELINT, SIGINT, RWR, MAW, etc.)
  • Weather radar radomes


We provide complex radomes for air, ground and sea platforms.

Meggitt are specialists in the design, testing, manufacturing and service of Advanced Composite radomes in the US and UK, with:

  • Engineering expertise and decades of experience
  • Comprehensive design and analysis resources
  • Test facilities for qualification and certification (40+ years of experience)
  • High-volume manufacturing of radomes – up to 120/month
  • FAA certified repair and overhaul facilities

We specialise in the design, certification, production and servicing of advanced composite radomes.

  • Extensive expertise with:
    • Dielectrics
    • Electro-magnetic design codes
    • Failsafe customised designs with minimal beam and radiation pattern corruption
  • Comprehensive design and analysis resources
  • Advanced test facilities:
    • Labs for deflection and load testing
    • Mscan and small compact ranges
    • Cylindrical and planar near field ranges
    • Far field ranges
  • FAA certified repair and overhaul facilities in UK and USA

As the demand for inflight entertainment and connectivity increases to meet the demands of the passenger experience, the need for faster antenna systems will continue to increase.

Each antenna needs to be protected by a high performance radome. Customers contact Meggitt in order to meet their unique requirements, such as:

  • a low profile, aerodynamic, bird strike-proof radome.
  • a complete kit comprised of a radome, baseplate and fittings compliant to ARINC791.

Our military radomes typically include:

  • precise aerodynamic profiles performing across the frequency band
  • function at extremely environmental conditions (high G forces)
  • maintain low observability to the enemy

From fire control radar to conformal Electronic Warfare (EW) radomes for fast jets to rotary platforms, we have the experience you desire with proprietary electromagnetic design codes developed and proven over many years.

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We continue to evolve with the radome industry to further reduce cost, weight, manufacturing lead times, as well as improving performance by:

  • researching new composite materials with our Applied Research and Technology (AR&T) team
  • developing new design and test capabilities for all RF frequency bands
  • optimising the performance of the next generation of Advanced Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs) antennas
  • improving our manufacturing processes using the Meggitt Production System (MPS)

We proudly design and manufacture our radomes in Baltimore (MD) and Rockmart (GA) in the USA and Stevenage in the UK.

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Key customers

Our composite radomes can be found on a vast range of commercial and military platforms.

Some of our key customers include: Airbus, Leonardo, Boeing, Bombardier, Carlisle, Embraer, Eurofigher, Gogo, HAL, Lockheed Martin, NH Industries, Panavia Aircraft, as well as unmanned aircraft, space-launched vehicle and missile system companies.

At Meggitt, we can provide you with a custom composite radome specifically designed for your application. To discuss what you need in more detail, please contact us.