Friday, August 21st, 2020
Steller Systems is pleased to welcome Alex Pardoe to the team as a Graduate Naval Architect. Alex is already well-known to us, having conducted a summer placement last year, where he impressed the team with his naval architecture skills, attitude and enthusiasm.
Alex joins us at a time of growth for the company. Despite the industry-wide challenges of the last few months, Steller Systems has continued, uninterrupted, to provide naval architecture and marine engineering support to our growing range of customers. In recent months Steller Systems has won major new contracts in both the surface and subsurface domains, as well as a contract to build a scale functioning demonstrator of our autonomous unmanned vessel WRAITH.
Due to increasing demand for our services, we are currently looking for naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers to join our teams working in the surface ship, submarine and unmanned vehicle domains. The roles will be based either in our Grade II listed offices located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Nailsworth, or at our South Coast office in Fareham, Hampshire.
Steller Systems offers a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge. We are looking for team players with strong technical skills and an ability to communicate clearly. Please see our Careers page for more details.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
Steller Systems has been awarded a contract from Future Commando Force, through the MOD’s Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA), to build a scale, functioning demonstrator of its ground-breaking unmanned maritime vessel design.
The full-sized autonomous platform, WRAITH, will provide significantly enhanced flexibility and capability for maritime forces. Building on previous development conducted under DASA funding, Steller Systems’ team of naval architects and marine engineers will design and build a demonstrator to be used to test and validate the platform’s capabilities and its unique CONOPS in order to demonstrate the platform’s wide utility to UK Defence.
The Defence & Security Accelerator, part of the Ministry of Defence, finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK Defence and security quickly and effectively.
Friday, March 20th, 2020
Steller Systems is continuing to operate normally during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our team of naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers continue to support our valued customers at this difficult time in accordance with government guidance. Please contact us as normal on 01453 707717 or on email@example.com if we can be of any assistance.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Steller Systems was pleased to welcome so many distinguished guests to our stand at DSEI 2019, including valued customers, partners and suppliers.
Many of our visitors were interested in TX Ship, the ground-breaking multi-role design developed in partnership with Thales. The vessel, which was officially launched at the start of the week, is designed to operate unmanned, but with the intention of operating as a lean-manned vessel in the first instance.
Thanks to our partners at Digital Catapult, visitors to our stand were able to virtually ‘walk through’ the ship using VR technology, to see how the ship has been designed to “transition” from a 15-crew lean-manned vessel to fully unmanned, as confidence in unmanned operations increases.
Many thanks to all that visited our stand; if you weren’t able to visit us and would like to hear more about TX Ship, or how Steller Systems can support your programmes with naval architecture, marine engineering and systems engineering support, then please contact us.
Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Visitors to DSEI 2019, the world-leading defence and security event taking place this week in London, have been exploring our innovative design for TX Ship, developed in partnership with Thales. The design, which was officially launched at DSEI’s Maritime Capability Conference on Monday, is designed to operate unmanned, but with the intention of operating as a lean-manned vessel in the first instance. Successful and continued operation of TX Ship will allow confidence in the platform to be gained, allowing navies to eventually “transition” to an unmanned regime.
Visitors to Steller Systems’ stand are able to visualise the vessel using Virtual Reality technology, thanks to our partner Digital Catapult which has helped bring the design to life.
TX Ship is a fully sensorised, multi-role trimaran, capable of operating at reach, alone or as part of a task group. The ship possesses an unusual high capacity, fully-automated mission bay capable of hosting and deploying a large number, and multiple types, of manned or unmanned mission packages.
Please visit Steller Systems’ stand (N6-401) and Thales’ stand (S6-100) for more details, or to discuss how Steller Systems’ team of naval architects, marine engineers and systems engineers can support your programmes with innovative concept design, design-stage analysis and technical support to in-service vessels.
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Steller Systems has signed a strategic agreement with SeeByte to be its Autonomy partner for one of Steller Systems’ major projects to develop a highly innovative unmanned vessel.
SeeByte provides clients in the maritime sector with the most advanced software solutions to enhance the capabilities of their underwater sensors, vehicles and systems.
Speaking at DSEI, Steller Systems’ Managing Director Robert Skarda said:
“The signing of this MOU between Steller Systems and SeeByte reflects a major milestone in the development of Steller Systems’ unmanned vehicle project, as well as the growing importance of unmanned vessels to Naval Capability, Steller Systems and the industry as a whole. We are excited about the possibilities for closer collaboration on our projects”.
2019 has seen an increase in unmanned vehicle work for the company, and this year Steller Systems has been at the forefront of their design as well as helping its clients understand the integration of these on to manned vessels, submarines and other systems. In early 2019 the company secured its first contract with the Defence & Security Accelerator, run by the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in order to conduct tank testing of a highly innovative unmanned vessel concept. Steller Systems’ team also has extensive experience of designing vessels for USVs, such as SPARTAN, our concept design for a light Frigate.
Visitors to DSEI can meet Steller Systems’ Unmanned experts at stand N6-401 and SeeByte’s Autonomy experts at stand S9-151.
Monday, September 9th, 2019
Steller Systems and Thales have launched their design for TX Ship, a ground-breaking vessel that will help navies transition to unmanned operations. The design, which was officially unveiled at the Maritime Capability Conference at DSEI 2019 on Monday, is designed to operate unmanned, but with the intention of operating as a lean-manned vessel with 15 crew in the first instance. Successful and continued operation of TX Ship will give forward thinking navies a clear route to gain confidence in, and to move towards, fully unmanned autonomous naval operations in a cost-effective manner.
TX Ship is a fully sensorised multi-role trimaran, capable of operating at reach, alone or as part of a task group. The ship possesses an unusual high capacity, fully-automated mission bay capable of hosting and deploying a large number, and multiple types, of manned or unmanned mission packages. The stern access and moon pool features enable flexible and covert deployment of a wide range of current and future unmanned aerial, surface and subsurface vessels. At a length of 70m and 750 tonne displacement, TX Ship has a top speed of 30 knots, a design cruise speed of 18 knots, a range of 6000nm and an endurance of 20 days (manned) or 40 days (unmanned).
The vessel has been designed to be a multi-role platform, including Mine Countermeasures (MCM), Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), strategic Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and patrol.
Visitors to DSEI can meet the design team and find out more at Steller Systems’ stand (N6-401) and Thales’ stand (S6-100). DSEI, the world’s largest defence and security trade show, takes place at ExCeL London from now until 13th September 2019.
Steller Systems provides naval architecture and marine engineering services to the defence and commercial sectors at all stages of a vessel’s life cycle.
Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Steller Systems is pleased to welcome to the team Tim Breakspear as Chief Systems Engineer and Rob Sime as a Principal Naval Architect.
Tim joins us from Dyson and has a broad range of experience across the defence sector, having worked as a systems engineer for Ultra Electronics, MBDA and GE Aviation. Tim will lead our systems engineering offering, initially supporting our existing contracts in the submarine and unmanned vehicle sectors. Tim will be based at our head office in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.
Rob joins us from BMT where he was Senior Naval Architect. Rob has experience in the design, engineering, development, testing and optimisation of innovative high-speed craft for a wide range of projects across defence, oil and gas, commercial, yacht and renewable energy markets. Rob will be based at our new office in Fareham, Hampshire.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
Steller Systems is looking forward to meeting current and future customers and partners at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019 from the 10th – 13th September 2019. On display will be several of Steller Systems’ innovative naval surface and subsurface concepts including our light frigate design, Project Spartan. Spartan is a 117m, 2,964 tonne surface combatant that is designed for the export market to be configurable, modular, survivable and affordable.
The team at Steller Systems loves to develop innovative yet realistic concept designs to solve existing and future problems – whether it’s an innovative design for a dedicated humanitarian operations vessel, a game-changing unmanned underwater vessel or a unique superyacht designed ‘backwards’ to provide optimal comfort and style for its owners. Steller Systems draws on its extensive experience of providing naval architecture and systems engineering support to in-service vessels to ensure that its concept designs are realistic, pragmatic and solve many of the problems encountered in current vessel designs. For more information, please see our Concept Designs page.
Steller Systems would be pleased to discuss these designs in person at DSEI; please visit us at stand N6-401 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting.
Monday, August 19th, 2019
Due to increasing demand for our services, we currently have vacancies for naval architects, systems engineers, marine engineers and composite structures engineers to join our teams working in the surface ship, submarine and unmanned vehicle domains. The roles will be based either in our Grade II listed offices located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Nailsworth, or at our new office in Fareham, Hampshire.
Steller Systems is a fast-growing consultancy that can offer a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge. We are looking for team players with strong technical skills and an ability to communicate clearly.
Please see our Careers page for more details. If you are visiting Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019 then please visit us at stand N6-401 where we would be pleased to discuss these roles in person.
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