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.