What we do
Transform what matters most
We’ve been innovating for over 60 years, and our team of curious and technical engineers have in-depth market knowledge, exceptional expertise, and a passion for developing cutting-edge solutions that are always tried and tested.
Connecting the physical and digital worlds
Our engineers, scientists and consultants include world-experts with decades of experience. We apply our rich heritage of doing things no one's done before to make a lasting impact, helping to create long-term value for our customers.
Our experts have conceptualised and developed key innovations that have revolutionised industries.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are vital for navigation, positioning and timing services. However, they're weak, making then vulnerable to interference and deception. Find out how we investigated using stronger satellite systems to supplement GNSS signals.Find out more
Accuracy is critical when making use of information from communications data to investigate missing persons cases. Find out how we worked with the Law Enforcement community to help them use geolocation accurately and efficiently.Find out more
Over 300,000 first responders across Great Britain need a dedicated emergency services network they can rely on to save lives and help keep communities safe. Roke was tasked with providing independent design assurance of an Air-to-Ground (A2G) network.Find out more
Surveillance support of military manoeuvre elements is crucial to the survivability of a team. Find out how we developed an Electronic Support (ES) system with lower Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) than our existing RESOLVE 3 Multi-Role, for convert tactical operation.Find out more
Searching heavy goods vehicles at border control can be time consuming and places challenges on how to best deploy patrol officers and resources. Roke developed a robustly designed system to save time, ease operator burden & improve search accuracy by imaging non-metallic goods vehicles.Find out more
Collaborating with key stakeholders and open source research to conduct a threat assessment to determine the likely capabilities of peer adversary Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment.Find out more
Leading the design and implementation for a multi-agency threat and opportunity hub owned by the UK intelligence, law enforcement, and policing communities.Find out more
Key parts of our Miniature Radar Altimeters (MRAs) have been thoroughly tested on a 200 million kilometre flight through space to Mars, as part of the Beagle 2 Mars Lander.Find out more
World-changing innovation for a changing world
At Roke, we bring the physical and digital together in ways that revolutionise industries. Every day, we apply fresh thinking to help you stay ahead and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
The geography of innovation
Innovation is constantly evolving. Our Innovation Director, discusses how understanding where innovation is geographically located is key to predicting and meeting future technological trends and solutions.
Did you know?
Roke helped develop ANPR
In the early 1990s Roke was influential in developing automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) technology. While the concept of ANPR had already been invented, it was Roke’s pioneering use of software that further developed the technology. Originally developed to read serial numbers from aircraft tail fins, Roke went on to sell hundreds of licenses, becoming widely used by the Netherlands police (via Siemens Netherlands).