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23/05/2022
JFD surveys US vessels with the aim of providing further submarine rescue assurance to the US Navy

JFD has recently undertaken its first Vessel of Opportunity (VOO) surveys in the United States, on vessels whom may be designated Submarine Rescue Motherships (MOSHIPs) operated by/for the US Navy.

07/04/2022
JFD awarded contract by Navantia to support Spanish Navy’s new Submarine Rescue Mothership

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, was awarded a contract by Navantia to conduct a Ship Survey and Suitability Assessment of the Spanish Navy’s new Submarine Rescue Mothership (BAM-IS).

22/03/2022
JFD awarded MOD Emergency Stores Support Receiving System contract

JFD was awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), to manufacture and supply critical Emergency Stores Support Receiving Systems for their submarines and Escape Training Facility.

03/03/2022
JFD signs strategic partnership with Blue Tide Marine offering enhanced maritime capability into the Americas in the subsea domain

JFD North America, a subsidiary of JFD Global, and Blue Tide Marine (BTM) have formed a new strategic partnership in line with JFD’s strategy to provide market leading technology solutions and world class support. The relationship will allow for enhanced underwater mobility solutions, services, training and capability development.

17/02/2022
JFD to support Republic of Korea Navy during DSAR-5 Midlife Refit

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, further strengthens their relationship with the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), with a contract to supply parts for their Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle, DSAR-5, which will undergo a midlife refit this year.

07/02/2022
JFD successfully completes NSRS Golden Arrow exercise 2021

JFD successfully completed a comprehensive submarine rescue exercise to mobilise the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The exercise, titled Golden Arrow, was the first deployment of the whole rescue spread since September 2019 and the first sea deployment of the new fibre optic video and voice communications network upgrade developed and installed by JFD.

04/02/2022
JFD wins Award for Diver Health Monitoring technology

Dr Fraser Stewart won in the Engineering Excellence category at the 2021 Innovate UK KTP Awards. Led by Fraser, the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between JFD Fathom Systems and the University of Strathclyde won in the Engineering Excellence category for its wearable health monitoring solution for saturation divers.

31/01/2022
JFD welcomes RAdm (Ret) John Weale, CB, OBE, as Senior Defence Advisor

JFD is pleased to welcome Retired Rear Admiral John Weale, CB, OBE, as Senior Defence Advisor to support the company’s continued growth within both the UK and international defence markets.

22/12/2021
Christmas shut down dates 2021

Office shut down information for 2021.
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