Chess Dynamics is an innovative, well-respected surveillance, tracking and gunfire control specialist for military and commercial customers.  Chess's military customers include defence forces and prime contractors in the UK and overseas for the naval and land sectors. 

Based in Horsham and Plymouth, Chess Dynamics designs, develops and manufactures precision stabilised and non-stabilised multi-axis platforms, fire control directors and positioners for electro-optic, radar, communication, security, surveillance and targeting systems, and a wide range of high-performance cameras and special sensors. 

The more complex tracking and targeting systems are integrated into naval fire-control solutions and sophisticated vehicle-based surveillance, targeting, tracking and force protection systems. 

The company is a major developer and world-wide supplier of counter-sUAV (drone) protection systems including rapid deployment systems for military and security use.  It provides a complete service including survey, installation, training and maintenance across its entire product range, including bespoke engineering solutions. 

Chess has been supplying equipment, sub-systems and systems to defence forces and prime contractors since 2005. Cohort acquired a majority share in Chess n 2018. It is led by David Tuddenham.


Combat Systems

Counter Unmanned Air Systems

to detect, track, disrupt and defeat UAVs engaged in hostile airborne surveillance and potentially malicious activity.

Gun Fire Control

to detect, acquire, track, identify and engage air, surface and shore-based targets.


Multi-sensor Surveillance Systems

for land, air defence, naval and security applications in a range of deployable, mobile and fixed configurations.

Stabilised Sensor Platforms

which can be modified, tailored, fully customised and embedded into OEM's integrated solutions.

Counter Unmanned Air Systems

to detect, track and disrupt UAVs engaged in hostile airborne surveillance and potentially malicious activity.

Video and Image Processing Systems

utilising hardware and real-time software for detecting, processing and targeting threats in harsh environments on land, at sea and in the air.

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