Our Mission and Values:

At HR Smith, we do not believe in compromise. Our aim is to create products which answer questions yet to be asked, because we don’t believe you should wait for the problems before you solve them. We know that lives depend upon our products, and we take this exceptionally seriously. Our mission is to ensure maximum product reliability and quality, consistently.

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rd transResearch and Development

  • Two anechoic chambers
  • outdoor antenna test range
  • rapid prototype department
  • 3d printing machines
  • software development
  • modelling and simulation software

rd transProduction Lines

  • Two production lines
  • Pick and place pcb machines
  • ESD controlled area
  • X-ray PCB scanning
  • Paint shop
  • Test areas

rd transMould & Tool Shop

  • CNC milling machines
  • CNC turning machines
  • Injection moulding
  • Hydraulic press
  • Lathes
  • Custom tool & jig production

envirologo transEnvironmental Test

  • Temperature chambers
  • Vibration tables
  • Drop, impact and penetration jigs
  • Salt and fog chambers
  • Flame chamber
  • Endurance testing
  • High accelerated life testing(Halt)
  • Thermal runaway chamber
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Since our formation in 1966, the HR Smith Group of Companies has unlocked new horizons of advanced technology. Our expertise in radio frequency technology, specialist materials, electronic engineering and dedication to exploring new methods to meet the ever-changing demands of a global market are what have made us a market leader. Comprising 4 companies, the group is formed of:
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HR Smith (Technical Developments) designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of airborne antennas for fixed and rotary wing platforms, suitable for both civil and military applications. Built in our dedicated facility, we can produce the highest quality products with minimal turnaround time.

The company manufactures all the necessary accessories to complete the antenna installation, including its range of patented conductive sealing gaskets. HR Smith also manufactures electrostatic dischargers for all types of aircraft platforms.
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Techtest manufacture a full range of internationally certified Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Automatically Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitters (ADELTs). Used extensively with the world wide COSPAS-SARSAT rescue system, latest versions have in built GPS for improved rescue times. 

The company also offers a full range of Search and Rescue Homing and Decoding systems to locate personnel in distress for both civil and military SAR applications. In addition, Techtest manufactures a range of test equipment specifically for testing aircraft antennas and Search and Rescue products.
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Specmat's unique combination of advanced design and manufacturing processes plus R.F. design capabilities place it at the forefront of advanced thermoplastic composite technology.

The new generation of advanced engineering thermoplastic has enabled Specmat to create advanced reinforced structures which have unique rain erosion and impact resistance combined with high temperature operational capability.

Due to extensive demand, and in order to compliment the UK-based Group of Companies, Specmat Technologies Inc. was formed in the US, with its headquarters in Rockford, Tennessee.

The company coordinates all business of the HR Smith Group within the USA and Canada, making it an invaluable asset. In addition, final assembly of static dischargers is now performed by Specmat Technologies Inc.

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