Steller Systems Signs MOU with Sonardyne

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with underwater defence company Sonardyne to supply and integrate platform sensor solutions for one of Steller Systems’ uncrewed marine vehicles.

This collaboration with Sonardyne will ensure that Steller Systems’ ground-breaking vessel design will benefit from Sonardyne’s world-leading sensor and navigation solutions.

Steller Systems has developed an extensive portfolio of surface and subsurface UXV designs for a number of clients to meet specific mission requirements, as well as UXV launch and recovery systems.

Steller Systems’ Graduates Competing in Design Challenge

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Good luck to Steller Systems’ Graduate Naval Architects Amy Potter, Alex Pardoe and Alastair Wallace who are taking part in tonight’s finals for the RINA/IMarEST Western Joint Branch 2021 Design Challenge. The team will be presenting their concept for a vessel designed for researching the environmental effects of marine traffic through the Arctic.

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Best of luck team!

Steller Systems’ 10th Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Earlier this week, (almost) all of Steller Systems’ team got together for the first time in 18 months to belatedly celebrate our 10th birthday. The team spent the day discussing a wide variety of current projects, ongoing research and development work, recent technical achievements and our exciting plans for the future.

Our people are the heart of our business, and we are very fortunate to have such a great team of professional, passionate individuals who thrive in working together to share ideas. Whilst the pandemic has presented more than its fair share of challenges, not even COVID-19 could slow the team down and we are proud of the way that Steller Systems has developed and grown over the last 18 months.

Steller Systems Welcomes Paul Gliddon

Monday, September 20th, 2021

This week we welcome another new addition to the team – Principal Naval Architect Paul Gliddon. Paul has over 18 years’ experience of working at all stages of the project lifecycle, including in both consultancies and shipyards. Paul’s passion for innovation and his experience of working across military vessels, commercial vessels and superyachts make Paul a great fit with Steller Systems’ dynamic team.

Paul is joining a growing, multi-disciplinary team of naval architects, marine engineers, systems engineers and structural engineers. Steller Systems is always keen to hear from motivated individuals who embrace challenging problems – please contact us or visit the careers page on our website for more details.

Welcome to the team Paul!

Meet Steller Systems at DSEI 2021

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Steller Systems will be attending DSEI 2021 at ExCeL London from 14th-17th September. We look forward to being able to re-connect in person with valued customers, partners and suppliers.

To meet with us, please contact us directly at

Join us at Steller Systems

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Steller Systems is currently recruiting a Senior or Principal Project Manager to join our growing team.
The Project Manager will work as an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team of naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers, delivering high-quality solutions to clients in the unmanned vehicles, surface ship and submarine domains.
The Project Manager will manage a number of Steller Systems’ more complex and exciting projects. These range from the delivery of technical services to the development of highly innovative vessel designs, rapid prototyping and trials.
The successful candidate will have experience in the marine or defence sectors, ideally with prior naval architecture or marine engineering experience. The role requires a strong focus on delivering customer satisfaction.
We are looking for team players with strong project management skills and an ability to communicate clearly both internally and externally to the organisation.
The role will be based at our Grade II listed offices located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Nailsworth.
Steller Systems offers a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge. Please see our Careers page for more details. 

Steller Systems Welcomes Alastair Wallace

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

This week, Steller Systems welcomes Alastair Wallace to our team. Alastair joins us from the University of Southampton where he recently graduated with an MEng (First Class) in Ship Science. Alastair is looking forward to applying his naval architecture skills and his love of all things maritime to solving our client’s problems in the surface ships, submarines and uncrewed domains.

Alastair is joining a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of naval architects, marine engineers, systems engineers and structural engineers. Steller Systems is always keen to hear from motivated individuals who are looking for a challenge – please contact us or visit the careers page on our website for more details.

Welcome to the team Alastair!

Steller Systems Welcomes David Pearson to its Marine Engineering Team

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Steller Systems is pleased to welcome David Pearson as a Principal Marine Engineer. David has extensive experience in naval submarine and surface ship design and in-service support, providing engineering design consultancy and project management in multidisciplinary teams. David is a Chartered Engineer, and is passionate about mentoring developing engineers.

David joins our growing Marine Engineering team, and will work alongside our naval architects and structural engineers supporting our clients in the surface, submarine and uncrewed vessel sectors.

Welcome to the team David!

Steller Systems Awarded Innovation Funding for Uncrewed Vessel

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Steller Systems has been awarded a contract from the Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA) to continue the development of its uncrewed maritime vessel WRAITH. This contract will build on the recent success of its scale functioning demonstrator, which was designed and built under DASA & Future Commando Force funding. Recently the demonstrator underwent in-water trials in front of customers and a number of VIPs, which provided a convincing demonstration of the platform’s unique CONOPS.

This latest contract will further de-risk some of the most innovative features of the design. Steller Systems will work closely with SeeByte, who are leaders in creating robust, reliable and innovative software solutions for autonomous maritime systems, and 10XL, innovators in large-scale 3D printing.

The Defence & Security Accelerator, part of the Ministry of Defence, finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security. WRAITH is a highly innovative and flexible naval asset which will provide transformational capability to the Royal Navy and Future Commando Force across a broad range of key military roles.

Innovation in Uncrewed Vehicles

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Steller Systems has recently completed another UXV design for an innovative and forward-looking client. The team at Steller Systems has experience of approaching UXV design from all angles:

✅    Thought leadership – we have helped develop UXV roadmaps and strategies and presented peer-reviewed papers at leading industry conferences.

✅    Horizon scanning – we have researched emerging technologies that can be used in UXVs and developed blue-sky designs to inform investment decisions.

✅     Concept design – we have an extensive portfolio of surface and subsurface UXVs for a number of clients to meet specific mission requirements, as well as our own designs WRAITH, SPOOK, SPECTRE and EIDOLON.

✅     Build and rapid prototyping – we have employed innovative production techniques, used sustainable materials to minimise environmental impact through life, and conducted highly successful in-water trials.

✅     Development of UXV Launch & Recovery Systems – including cutting-edge research in collaboration with the US Navy’s NUWC.

✅     Design of vessels specifically optimised for the operation of UXVs – including our light frigate design SPARTAN, and an optionally-manned TX SHIP designed in partnership with Thales to help navies transition to unmanned operations.

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