Supporting advanced naval tech for extreme ocean conditions

Astute’s dedicated maritime division encompasses all aspects of Naval and Civil marine applications including unmanned and undersea vessels.

With decades of innovation experience in the marine defence industry, Astute’s trusted component expertise has supported major builds including Astute, Australian Hunter, and Dreadnaught Class submarines and T26 & T31E combat ships. Against robust competition, Astute has also secured Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) contracts for the UK Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and T45 air-defence destroyers.

Whether for naval vessels, merchant ships, at-sea and undersea infrastructure maintenance, exploration, ocean research, or the most sophisticated superyachts and cruise liners, Astute’s extensive marine science, technology, engineering, and supply chain solutions services are able to cover your entire project span from design-in to through-life support.

Astute’s focus is on innovation, upgrades, and quality components that keep ships out of dock and in service.
Our specialist, highly-knowledgeable team focuses on rapid service & repair, electronics, service provisions, kitting & IT hardware, cable assemblies, consumables, hand tools, and obsolescence management — including long-term nitrogen component storage.

We also provide you with access to the latest component technologies in controls and instrumentation, emergency propulsion systems, communications, and more.

Whatever your project, and whether for specific products or services that help streamline your production process, Astute’s long-standing, international supply chain services, global sourcing capability, and accredited counterfeit mitigation services all help you avoid problems of fraudulent parts and component obsolescence.

Delivering engineering and supply chain solutions across the maritime sector.

Astute’s Credentials

  • £22m+ Maritime Sales Revenue
  • AS6081 & AS9120B Certified
  • 70+ Hi-Rel Franchise Partners
  • Cyber Essentials Certification.

Defence Specialist

  • U.S Department of Defense MIL-STD compliance 1399, 461 & 810.
  • Active industry & UK government working group participant.
  • JOSCAR, ADS, ESCO, DGP, IIOM. UK CAWG Membership. ITAR/EAR Export Control compliance

Our Scope of supply

  • Rapid response to service & repair
  • Electronics
  • Electromechanical
  • Electrical consumables – mechanical
  • Service provisions Kitting – IT hardware
  • Cable assemblies
  • Consumables
  • Obsolescence management
  • Hand tools

Counterfeit Avoidance

Astute’s world-leading counterfeit avoidance program has been trusted by life-critical device manufacturers for decades.

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Total Supply Chain Solutions

Effective consolidation of complex supply-chain elements that enables you to focus on your core areas of value.

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Serviceable Asset Location & Utilisation System

Astute’s SALUS accurately tracks and reports on the location, status, and condition of high-value equipment and devices both indoors and outdoors across different areas and buildings on your sites.

SALUS condition and status monitoring can dramatically increase productivity, reduce management costs, and increase operational efficiency.

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“We deliver through innovation, passion, and high standards while always going above and beyond.

Geoff Hill
Founder & Managing Director
Astute Group

Our Franchised

Specialising in diverse marine applications, Astute’s Maritime division offers extensive support for cutting-edge marine technology – including maritime certified displays, power supplies, control components.

Our partnerships with leading manufacturers enable us to supply robust controls, instrumentation, and emergency systems, tailoring our products and services to streamline maritime production processes.


Technical design support and distribution of 70+ component manufacturers.

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Take advantage of Astute’s world leading counterfeit avoidance program. Trusted by life-critical device manufacturers for decades.

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Effective consolidation of complex supply-chain elements that enable you to focus on your core areas of value.

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Global business logistics import export background and container cargo freight ship transport concept

23 Feb 2024 - Maritime

Red Sea chaos throws global supply chains into disarray

The global electronics supply chain is facing its biggest challenge in years, with disruptions exceeding even those seen during the pandemic. Houthi militant attacks in the Red Sea are forcing major shipping companies to reroute vessels, causing delays, capacity drops, and impacting companies like Tesla and Volvo.

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05 Feb 2024 - Maritime

Red Sea crisis roils container shipping: businesses brace for impact

The escalating crisis in the Red Sea has sent shockwaves through the container shipping industry, causing prices and disruptions across global trade routes. This presents a significant challenge for electronics manufacturers and buyers who rely on efficient and timely deliveries.

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26 Apr 2022 - Maritime

Astute launch dedicated Maritime Division

 [26/04/2022 Stevenage, UK] Astute Electronics is delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated maritime division, focusing on all areas of Naval and Civil marine. Astute have worked within the aerospace and defence industry since their inception, with their presence in the area growing exponentially over the last 30+ years, providing services covering the entire […]

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