The Underwater Systems Unit (SM) has a staff of approximately fifty people, spread over three services and a management team located in the Ifremer Mediterranean facilities of La Seyne sur Mer.
The SM Unit services are :
- PRAO (Positioning, Robotics, Acoustics and Optics)
- S3E (Embarked Electric and Electronic Systems)
- 2IDM (Operational Engineering and Mechanical Development)
The management team is in charge of the organization and the cooordination of the Unit's activities.