ctsminns.co.uk – Communications Technical Services

11/09/18 – Updated CTS Website The CTS Minns website has had a re-vamp! All products have new drawings and updated tables; plus an online catalogue to help you find the right product. Visit our website HERE SMC manufacture and design the CTS brand of HF broadband ferrite matching transformers, hybrids, multicouplers, filters and associated [...]

ctsminns.co.uk – Communications Technical Services2018-09-11T11:47:58+00:00

Celebrating 60 years: 2010 – 2015

21/08/18 - France and the United States... During this period, not only did we expand further in to France with the acquisition of Antennares Sarl, but we also established SMC Solutions in the United States, specialising in the design and supply of new generation ENG (electronic news gathering) vehicles for the broadcast industry. For [...]

Celebrating 60 years: 2010 – 20152018-08-29T12:12:01+00:00

Celebrating 60 years: 2004-2008

30/07/18 - 1,000 bespoke mil spec positioners, 24 full wave crossed HF dipole antennas... During 2004 - 2008, SMC were awarded several significant contracts, including the design and manufacture of 1,000 bespoke mil spec positioners for the French army via Thales, and the supply of 35,000 bespoke encrypted radios for US forces in Afghanistan. [...]

Celebrating 60 years: 2004-20082018-07-30T12:25:20+00:00

SMC History 1999 – 2003

26/06/18 - Astel Communications Sarl, Hilomast LLC, Sir Ranulph Fiennes... Lots happened during this short period of time.  It was decided that SMC would close the doors to its amateur retail business to concentrate on its core business in manufacturing communication systems for the military, government and commercial markets. In 2003, SMC were pleased to acquire Astel [...]

SMC History 1999 – 20032018-06-26T11:15:52+00:00

SMC Sponsor charity bike ride in vietnam

05/06/18 – '100 nautical miles for 100 years’ On 5/6 May 2018, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), British Embassy Defence Section and FCO staff, along with colleagues from other Missions in Vietnam, undertook a gruelling 100 nautical mile (= 185.2 kilometres) bicycle ride to raise money for the [...]

SMC Sponsor charity bike ride in vietnam2018-06-05T11:54:01+00:00

SMC Celebrating 60 years: 1988-1998

04/06/2018 - Celebrating 60 years: 1988-1998 Continuing a theme of highlighting our history in decades; during 1988 - 1998, BBC TV News televised SMC personnel making an historic two-way radio contact with the first Briton in Space, Helen Sharman, whilst she was on board the MIR Space Station. We also acquired AEL Communications and [...]

SMC Celebrating 60 years: 1988-19982018-06-04T10:57:54+00:00

All for a good cause

28/03/18 – We have donated for 2 charities..... SMC has made a donation to support two charities: the RAF100 Charity Appeal and a Vietnamese charity that supports wounded Vietnamese veterans. April will see the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force and to mark this, a group of UK Defence Section [...]

All for a good cause2018-04-03T11:02:32+00:00

Push Up Fibreglass Composite (PFC) Masts in high demand

27/03/18 – Push Up Masts, used successfully by armed forces all over the world The Push Up Fibreglass Composite (PFC) Mast was designed primarily, but not solely for, portable field applications. The tubes, which are available in green or tan, are made of a fibreglass/carbon fibre sandwich, which gives a very light weight yet [...]

Push Up Fibreglass Composite (PFC) Masts in high demand2018-03-27T14:29:00+00:00

It’s non-stop for our spray painters

26/03/18 – In-house spray booth and manufacturing facility If we aren’t fulfilling orders, we’re replenishing stock. One advantage of having an in-house spray booth and manufacturing facility is that we can react instantly to demand, and in turn, reduce lead times, whilst also ensuring that when goods leave our site, they’re of the highest [...]

It’s non-stop for our spray painters2018-03-26T14:36:14+00:00

SMC HQ – Reception Redesign

19/02/18 - SMC HQ - Reception Redesign We continue to invest in our premises in Chandlers Ford, with a redesign of the reception area. The reception area has been opened up and now includes a refurbished disabled/unisex toilet facility. We have also recently added 2 disabled parking spaces near the main reception entrance.   The new [...]

SMC HQ – Reception Redesign2018-02-27T09:54:40+00:00