2023 Year In Review

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

2023 has been an incredible year for Steller Systems and we would like to thank all of our customers, partners and suppliers.

Many of our own designs have become a reality this year. We have developed our designs for an Inflatable Launch and Recovery System and have built and successfully trialled a scale demonstrator. Our work on an innovative Uncrewed Surface/Surface Vessel has continued, with extensive trials conducted over the summer to prove the concept and a significant contract award to develop the full-scale design. Meanwhile we have built and demonstrated a design under the Novel Amphibious Craft competition, and further developed our Inflatable Damage Control System which will save lives.

We have launched HullTune, our Deep Learning tool to optimise ship designs, and have used it to lower build and running costs and drastically reduce emissions for our customers’ designs.

Our teams have met suppliers and customers at numerous events such as CNE and DSEI and have presented at conferences including the UK NEST Artificial Intelligence conference.  We have joined new frameworks such as Futures Lab and have helped launch SCUBA – our SME Collaborative Underwater Business Alliance with like-minded SMEs.

We have had an increased focus on skills development for our graduate recruits and have supported them towards chartership, including conducting the UCL Submarines Design Course. We have also provided work experience placements, and were even mentioned in the House of Commons for our support to developing the next generation of engineers.

We have restructured the business around Uncrewed and Underwater Systems, Surface Ships and Misson Systems to better reflect our breadth of capabilities.  We have grown the team in both Nailsworth and Hamble, and have tripled the size of our Hamble office to accommodate our expanded team. We have also established a permanent presence at the Defence Battlelab in Winfrith to allow us to be closer to End Users.

2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Steller Systems.

Wishing a very merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of our customers, partners and suppliers.

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