Steller Systems Signs Strategic Agreement With SeeByte

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.

SeeByte’s CEO, Dr Robert Black, and Steller Systems’ MD, Robert Skarda, signing the MOU.

TX Ship: From Lean-Manned to Autonomous

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.

Steller Systems Welcomes Rob Sime & Tim Breakspear

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.

See Steller Systems’ Concept Designs at DSEI

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 to arrange a meeting.

Steller Systems is Recruiting

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.

Steller Systems Exhibiting at DSEI 2019

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Steller Systems is exhibiting at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019.  DSEI is the world’s largest defence and security trade show, held at ExCeL London from the 10th – 13th September 2019.

The event brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge.  This year the event is expected to host over 1,600 exhibitors from the air, land, naval, security and joint sectors and will attract an audience of over 35,000 visitors from more than 50 countries.

We look forward to welcoming our current and future customers and partners at stand N6-401.

Steller Systems Opens Second Office on South Coast

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Steller Systems is celebrating the opening of its second office in Fareham, Hampshire.

This new office will enable us to better serve our customers on the south coast, including in Portsmouth and Southampton.

Our team of naval architects and marine engineers support government and industry customers across the UK and around the world.  The Fareham office joins our existing head office in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, near to clients in Bristol, Bath and Gloucester.

Steller Systems is recruiting for roles in both Fareham and Nailsworth – see our careers page for more information.

Camms Hall, Fareham – home to Steller Systems on the south coast

Steller Systems Welcomes New Chief Engineer for Marine Engineering

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that William Edge has joined Steller Systems as Chief Engineer for our Marine Engineering department.  William will be responsible for overseeing delivery of all of our marine engineering projects, working alongside our existing team of marine engineers and naval architects.

Will joins us at a time of unprecedented growth at Steller Systems, with major contracts underway to conduct surface ship concept design, submarine naval architecture and the development of an innovative unmanned platform.  William will be based at our head office in Nailsworth but will be working closely with Steller Systems’ team in both Gloucestershire and Hampshire.

Steller Systems Awarded Contract with the Defence & Security Accelerator

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Steller Systems has recently been awarded a contract with the MOD’s Defence and Security Accelerator to further develop a ground-breaking unmanned maritime vessel.

The Defence & Security Accelerator, part of the Ministry of Defence, finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively.

The MOD’s investment in Steller Systems’ design will enable its growing team of innovative naval architects and marine engineers to finalise the design and conduct scale model testing in order demonstrate its utility to UK defence.

Steller Systems Continues to Grow

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

In the last few months Steller Systems has welcomed four new staff to the team.

Kit Harris has joined our Submarines team as a Principal Naval Architect after fourteen years in various naval architecture roles in DE&S.  Meanwhile Guy Hope has joined us from Ultra Electronics PMES as a Business Development Manager with particular responsibility for marine engineering.

We have also welcomed two new Naval Architects to the team; Daisy Brooks has joined us from Lewmar and Ross Gordon has joined us from DE&S.  Both Daisy and Ross will be based at our new office on the south coast that will be opening shortly.

Due to the increasing demand for our services, we are recruiting for a number of roles to join our multi-disciplinary team in both Nailsworth and Fareham.  Please see our Careers page for more details.

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