Steller Systems at INEC 2020

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Don’t miss Steller Systems’ presentations on the theme of Disruptive Technologies at this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC), which takes place online from 5th-9th October:

Simon Binns will be presenting ‘Large Naval UUVs – Navigating Between Simple and Very Complex’. The paper describes design challenges and a design methodology that applies light-touch SE principles to vehicle design development, illustrated by a design which provides a balance of cost, complexity, and capability.

William Edge will be presenting ‘The Autonomous Machinery Design of TX Ship’ alongside Thales and Rolls-Royce. The paper discusses the design practices that were required to maximise propulsion, power generation and marine systems availability on the Thales Tx Ship concept when considering both lean manned and unmanned missions.

Rick Goddard will be presenting ‘A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Sinking Ships, Combining Vulnerability, Stability and Escape & Evacuation (E&E) Simulations’ alongside the UK Ministry of Defence and Survivability Consulting Limited. The team presents a new approach whereby E&E is modelled as a ship function in a survivability analysis, and newly-developed tools that can be used to conduct a combined analysis in a cost and time efficient manner.

Steller Systems Welcomes Alex Pardoe to the Team

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.

Steller Systems Awarded Contract to Build Scale Demonstrator of Unique Unmanned Vessel

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 if we can be of any assistance.

TX Ship at DSEI

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

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