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 enquiries@stellersystems.co.uk 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.

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