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Barnstaple-Based SEA Celebrates North Devon Business Award Win

Barnstaple-based SEA, a defence and transport technology company, has taken home a coveted award from the North Devon Business Awards held on Thursday 9 May 2024 at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

The company was awarded the International Trade & Exports Award for its success in exporting its defence capabilities to armed forces across the globe. SEA has recently been awarded a £26m contract by New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build and install communications systems on two Royal New Zealand Navy frigates. Additionally, SEA was awarded a contract to provide two complete KraitSense systems, the company’s innovative anti-submarine warfare solution, to a Southeast Asian Navy.

SEA has also been awarded significant contracts to supply the UK armed forces - a £36m contract to upgrade the torpedo launcher and countermeasures systems across a number of UK Royal Navy vessels, as well as a £135m contract for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide it’s Ancilia trainable decoy launcher to improve Royal Navy surface Ship defensive capabilities.

Richard Flitton, Managing Director of SEA said: “Winning the International Trade & Exports Award is a real testament and celebration of everyone at SEA.

“It has been a fantastic year, with SEA’s state-of-the-art technology selected by armed forces across the globe. From the launch of our innovative trainable decoy launcher, Ancilia, to the export of our Torpedo Launcher System across four continents, we’re proud to be representing North Devon on an international playing field demonstrating the expertise and innovation that takes place at our site in Barnstaple.”

The company’s products are designed, developed and manufactured at its large facility in Barnstaple, North Devon, which employs 230 people.

Richard Flitton, Managing Director of SEA added: “SEA is a leader in its field, but that is only possible due to our people, which is why we continue to invest in our working environment, team and employee benefits to ensure SEA attracts and retains the best talent.”