applied acoustics launched.
First sales of pingers and responders. Transponders followed later in the year.
First full-time employee taken on, and he’s still here today (James Eman).
Moved to a small unit on Harfreys Industrial Estate in Great Yarmouth. Bought a second-hand test-tank, which was installed in the yard outside.
Purchased a larger unit on Gapton Hall Industrial Estate and moved the test tank inside.
CSP 1000 development finalised and made first sales. This was soon to become the industry standard seismic energy source.
Purchased Unit 3 Marine Park, giving us much-needed space.
Launched Easytrak Portable.
After trials, aae was awarded Easytrak contract to supply the Royal Navy with USBL systems for its minehunter programme.
Purchased Unit 4 Marine Park; moved in six months later after conversion work completed.
Easytrak Nexus launched. 100th USBL system sold.
Awarded Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Easytrak Alpha launched.
Received world’s biggest order for USBL systems – over 100 units.
Awarded second Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Nexus 2 Launched. CSP-Nv launched.
aae technologies set up as a holding company for the expanding group. 500th USBL system sold.
MiniPod GNSS receivers launched.
Ensign obtained significant orders for Nexus USBL systems.
Canadian Office established. 500th CSP system sold. Company’s 30th birthday.
Pyxis USBL system launched.