Our first-class facilities in Pershore provide laboratory and ourdoor range capabilities to enable a wide range of experimentation and field trials.

Unique test facilities

World-class facilities, at your fingertips

Based on the historic airfield site of Throckmorton, steeped in RAF history, today you will find our unique and world-class test and research facilities.

We have a range of different facilities set up for differing test and research operations. From the small scale laboratory fabrication and measurements, to complex operations within some of the largest indoor test spaces in the UK.

When you work with Malvern Optical, you will have direct access to use our facilities, and we have a full team of scientists and engineers onsite.

Throckmorton airfield at dusk
An RF quiet environment for sensitive electromagnetic testing of very large platforms and equipment.
The large turntable, antenna array and plotting hut allows the measurement of antenna radiated patterns.
Our large turntable facility allows the precise rotation of large platforms or installations for test purposes.
This Facility provides a large test area with controlled lighting conditions, from twilight to complete darkness.
Malvern Optical has access to a laser and imaging range over 450m which can accommodate lasers up to Class 4.
Malvern Optical has a suite of measurement equipment that can be used both in the laboratory and field.
Our specialist materials laboratories can be used to create prototype novel materials for evaluation.
We can evaluate commercially available and prototype electro-optic sensors using our extensive facilities.

Use our facilities

We use our facilities daily for our clients projects, but we also invite certain people to come and use our facilities for their own purposes if it meets our criteria.

If you want to find out how you can use our facilities for your projects and operations, get in touch and we can walk you through the options.

Malvern optical workers testing military vehicle

Throckmorton Airfield

Formally known as RAF Pershore, Throckmorton Airfield is home to the Throckmorton Air Show and was built in the 1940s, during the Second World War. Explore our site and find out about its rich history and what goes on here today.

Aerial photograph of pershore facility
Malvern optical workers testing military vehicle

About Malvern Optical

We pride ourselves on our core values and we have built strong historic partnerships with a diverse range of clients, working flexibly and collaboratively to engage at all levels.

We have many years of expertise in research and assessment activities, offering impartial technical intelligence, and advice to world-renowned clients in many sectors.

Get in touch

If you want to find out more about our unique services and if we are a good fit for your projects, get in touch today and we’ll arrange a free consultation.