Chemring Group (LSE: CHG) is a leading British-based producer of countermeasures for protecting air, sea and land-based platforms from threats.
It is headquartered in Fareham and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The business was formed as The British, Foreign & Colonial Automatic Light Company Limited in 1905 to make timers for gas street lighting.
In the 1950s the company diversified into silver coated filaments for lighting. It was subsequently established that such filaments had an alternative use as chaff for radar decoy purposes.
The company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1974.