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14/06/2019
NATO Golden Arrow submarine rescue exercise completed

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed a comprehensive submarine rescue exercise to mobilise the entire NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The exercise, titled Golden Arrow, provided vital hands-on training that further optimises the crew’s ability to conduct safe and effective rescue operations, ensuring the capability remains ready to seamlessly respond to an incident anywhere in the world.

08/05/2019
JFD completes key milestone in second submarine rescue system for India

JFD has successfully completed critical subsea mating exercises, marking a key milestone in the sea acceptance trials of the various assets comprising the second of the two Third Generation Submarine Rescue Flyaway Systems delivered to the Indian Navy. Through the course of the trials, and in close partnership with the Indian Navy, JFD carried out multiple dives including underwater mating operations with a bottomed submarine and conducting a safe transfer of personnel from the submarine to the Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), ensuring there is a robust and effective submarine rescue capability in place.

21/03/2019
JFD lead the way in industry with first of its kind Technical Showcase event

JFD are delighted to be leading the way in industry having successfully delivered the first of its kind Technical Showcase in collaboration with the AFRC (Advance Forming Research Centre) earlier this week.

12/03/2019
JFD Australia announces new chair

JFD, the world’s leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new non-executive Australian Chair to oversee its future growth and direction in the local defence sector.

27/02/2019
JFD nominated for Offshore Achievement Awards 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for the HSE Innovator award at this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) for its Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA).

07/02/2019
JFD wins at 2019 Subsea Expo awards

JFD wins the Innovation for safety award at the 2019 Subsea Expo Awards for its revolutionary bailout rebreather COBRA.

29/01/2019
JFD launches first flexible rebreather capability for military combat divers

JFD, the world-leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced the launch of its Shadow/B defence rebreather, providing the market with a back-mounted rebreather capability, from their established product line, for the first time. Combined with a conversion kit that allows divers to convert from a front-mounted to a back-mounted rebreather, the launch of the Shadow/B represents the latest in a long line of technological developments designed to enhance safety in military combat diving.

24/01/2019
JFD wins Korean DSRV contract

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the design and build of an advanced Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), as part of a comprehensive submarine rescue capability being provided to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The contract, awarded by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), will ensure the provision of an advanced and highly capable submarine rescue vehicle to the South Korean Navy that will ensure the highest standards in safety for submariners.

20/12/2018
Divulged Winter 2018 newsletter

JFD issues their winter 2018 edition of the Divulged newsletter.
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