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 Hilomast Ltd. This greatly enhanced SMC’s range of products, in particular our mast offering, which now included high quality telescopic masts and trailer systems for communications and lighting.

If that wasn’t enough, SMC planned, supplied and installed its first country-wide multi-site radio communication system covering the Emirate of Abu Dhabi