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    System and subsystem design for challenging Defence environments

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    Pro-active technology development and management

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    Tailored development from concept through to in-service designs for complex projects

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    Requirements management and stakeholder needs definition

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Agile, technology focused, and integrated development team

Cyber Essentials Plus accredited, MoD-cleared team

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Adaptable systems-based approach

Product and Solution Engineering

  • System-focused design capability, developing concepts into mature designs
  • Architecture definition and subsystem design, including embedded electronics
  • Electronic circuit design, from schematics to full board layout, including thermal analysis
  • Mechanical design from compact electronic enclosures to naval CIS nodes
  • Software development, including integration, networks, GUI design, driver interfaces and server configuration
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Integrated technology solutions

  • Subject matter expertise in mission-critical satellite communications, networks, electronic warfare and deployed multimedia services
  • Agile, technology-focused system engineering team
  • Electronic, electromechanical and software solutions for communications and sensors
  • Platform expertise for installing, integrating and setting-to-work complex systems
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System and sub-system engineering

  • Design for manufacture and usability
  • Installation design solutions, technical documentation and safety management
  • Re-engineering, redesign and obsolescence engineering





  • Award winning design with rapid prototype and testing
  • Extensive IP for software, systems integration and network solutions
  • Successful delivery of Innovate UK and DASA projects




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Intelligent Systems

  • Predictive systems, machine learning, edge computing and advanced signal processing
  • Embedded Artificial Intelligence to monitor sensor and component health in harsh, deployed environments




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Tools and Facilities

  • Dedicated design and prototyping centre
  • Conventional and high temperature 3D printing
  • Inventor and SolidWorks® 3D CAD
  • Altium™ PCB layout design, PSpice® circuit analysis
  • MATLAB® plus Simulink®
  • XJTAG programming, test and debug of in-circuit microcontrollers
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View our case studies

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Carry-on Bowman

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Aircraft engine Nacelle

Engine cases for Vector Aerospace

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HMS Astute

Water-cooled cabinets for the Royal Navy

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HMS Protector

Containerised communications

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Opportunities for work, apprentices and graduates

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