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UDT 2024

Simon Petitt OBE

Simon Petitt OBE

Complex Systems Product Lead - Surface Ships Division, ATLAS Elektronik UK
Simon leads a portfolio of Surface Ship Division products for Atlas Elektronik UK, including unmanned systems, autonomy, modular boats and anti-submarine warfare systems (including sonars and related products/capabilities).  He joined AEUK in 2022 from the Royal Navy where he had served for almost 37 years as a Combat System specialist (Weapon Engineer Officer), ending his career as a Captain.  Having a diverse career as an engineer and project/programme manager both in system design and support across a wide range of equipment and ships.  His later years were spent working on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers both leading the mission system team during the end of the design and early manufacturing stage, and also later as the first Captain of the ship’s crew during the build of the HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH where he was a member of the project leadership team and was awarded an OBE for his achievements.  After this, he was the Chief Engineer and Head of Support for the largest flotilla in the Royal Navy and then Head of Trials, Acceptance and Assurance services for the RN (Maritime Capability, Trials and Assessment).