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  • Combining proven and new pressure hull penetrator technologies for safety and performance

    Keith Wells CEng FIMechE, CEO of SMI, a privately held British company supplying the UK MOD for three decades Submarines are becoming ever more sophisticated, with new and enhanced onboard systems delivering far more capable underwater defences for navies. While these improvements are welcome, they do present design challenges. How can multiple new and more…

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  • SMI exhibition stand

    SMI Exhibiting Around the World

    Though the summer holidays have just begun, our focus is squarely on autumn as we prepare for exhibitions and conferences around the world. In just over 6 weeks we’re in London exhibiting again at DSEI from 10 – 13th September. The world’s leading defence and security event with over 35,000 attendees sees us back in…

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  • CASD Cable

    50 Years Continuous Excellence

    SMI is delighted to be associated with the 2019 celebrations to mark fifty years of its Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD). Known as Operation Relentless, at least one Royal Navy ballistic submarine has been patrolling the world’s oceans, unseen and undetected for 50 years. CASD is the longest sustained military operation ever undertaken by the…

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  • Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Management International, Keith Wells with Phil Jones, Managing Director of Maritime Mission Systems Thales UK

    Another Record Breaking Year of Opportunities & Agreements

    2018 has been a record breaking year for SMI as we continue to deliver unassailable fit and forget power and data cable solutions for hostile environments across a range of sectors. In Marine, highlights of the year included us welcoming Phil Jones, Managing Director of Maritime Mission Systems Thales UK to our Andover headquarters, as…

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  • Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Management International, Keith Wells with Phil Jones, Managing Director of Maritime Mission Systems Thales UK

    Thales and SMI Collaboration in the UK

    Thales and SMI have signed an agreement to collaborate in delivering state of the art underwater defence products. Thales is a key supplier of systems, equipment and services in the UK MoD Naval domain and wishes to continue to focus its resources on sustaining and building critical core capabilities. SMI, an agile cable systems designer…

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  • The SMI board at Farnborough 2018. From L-R, Keith Wells, Glen Richardson, Denise Hunt, Colin Arnold, Dr Martin Stillman-Jones

    SMI take off at Farnborough

    SMI’s presence at the Farnborough International Airshow has got off to a flying start, with interest in our cable system technology from across the Aerospace sector. The entire SMI board were present at the show on Wednesday to meet with existing and new clients alike, and discuss how our technology benefits both commercial and military…

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  • SMI team during fibre optic training

    SMI Strengthen Fibre Optic Capabilities

    More members of the SMI team were extending their fibre expertise at a bespoke training programme today as investment in workforce continues. SMI have been providing high quality subsea fibre cable harnesses and pressure hull penetrators for more than ten years. Fibre optic systems require high precision connectors systems to effectively deliver the bandwidth and…

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