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Defence Electronics Product Development
Tactiq's engineering intelligence and high quality development processes have proven a perfect match for demanding Defence projects.

Defence Electronics Product Development


Military software and electronics development requires a mix of experience, intelligence and a highly disciplined development process. The operational environments of these applications are often extremely severe, requiring solutions with very specific architectures and extensive testing to ensure faultless operation. Tactiq are experienced working to defence standards under the DEF STAN and MIL STD bodies and applicable ISO standards such as ISO 12207 to develop high quality, reliable systems.

Demanding Applications



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Specialist Areas

  • Hard real-time embedded software development for safety critical environments
  • Systems engineering and electronics design
  • Signal processing on robust embedded platforms (e.g. PowerPC, DSP, X86)
  • Imaging solutions in visible and near visible light
  • Military active noise reduction and vibration control
  • Complex algorithm development and implementation
  • High speed data acquisition and processing
  • Advanced DSP and FPGA solutions
  • User interfaces on Windows, Linux and RTOS platforms
  • Communication systems, digital and analog.
  • Demanding data acquisition and processing systems
  • Modelling with Matlab and Simulink
  • Motion control including continuous, linear and stepped.

For greater detail on our specific skills and services please follow to our Systems & Electronics, Embedded Software, User Interfaces, Turnkey Development or Project Assessment pages.

Technical Expertise

Tactiq's highly skilled engineers have the experience and expertise in embedded software and electronics which enable us to quickly design a top level architecture concept. The choice of architecture and programming strategy for defence systems is often vital as the applications can remain in the field for many years and need to be monitored, upgraded and traced at various intervals as the technology and requirements shift. We produce an early concept which enables us to perform modelling and simulation to identify potential issues early and give confidence in both architecture and performance. We then take the product through the development process working closely with the clients' team to ensure the deliverables are met for each of the typical defence gateway stages through to production support.


Risk Identification

Risk identification and management in developing military software and military electronics is extremely important. Early identification of project risks, their impact and corresponding prevention and mitigation strategies, is key to ensuring these risks are retired early and deliverables are met.

Global Scope

Tactiq project managers and engineers have planned and executed projects with client teams around the world including the USA, Israel, Asia, Scandinavia and mainland Europe. We have a flexible approach to projects which means we can integrate fully with a client's project team or drive the project more remotely. Whichever way the defence client wishes to structure a project, we always ensure it is a total team approach with close, trusting communications and regular face to face meetings at key project phases.

Quality & Regulatory Procedures

An ISO 13485 company, Tactiq have developed safety systems to IEC 61508 and follow very robust quality systems suitable for the development of military systems, software and electronics. From initial proposals, through design, certification and in-field support, Tactiq have proven quality disciplines that ensure the highest standards are kept throughout.

Track Record

Tactiq has a proven track record in this field, some example projects are shown below:

  • Airbus Transmission Control Unit
  • Tactiq successfully developed a ground breaking digital active noise cancellation system for harsh Defence environments where other leading organisations had failed. The military system cancels both stochastic and predictable noise in real-time whilst improving voice intelligibility. We designed the full architecture, software and electronics and in the early stages of this innovative project, we produced a concept demonstrator to successfully prove our proposal worked.
  • We developed and implemented algorithms working at both Assembler and C language level without the use of an off-the-shelf RTOS to optimise performance in a space and cost critical defence product. Taking this forward we met the demanding criteria including stringent pricing, low power consumption, high performance and very limited space.
  • Tactiq have developed a number of demanding real-time systems for safety critical environments such as Healthcare, Industrial and Automotive. We apply the same stringent disciplines and processes to our defence and military projects with an intelligent, science based methodology combined with the knowledge and experience of real world applications.