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05/12/2018
JFD completes Black Carillon 2018

JFD successfully completes annual Black Carillon submarine rescue exercise with the Royal Australian Navy.

27/11/2018
JFD completes air transport trials for third gen submarine rescue system

JFD has successfully completed air transportability trials for the first of two Third Generation submarine rescue systems being delivered to the Indian Navy. The completion of the trials represents a significant milestone in the delivery of a comprehensive submarine rescue capability to the Indian Navy that will enhance safety for submariners.

26/11/2018
See JFD at this year’s IMCA Annual Seminar

See JFD at the IMCA Annual Seminar from 28th – 29th November 2018.

14/11/2018
Russian Navy performs record deep dive using JFD equipment

In an historic development in subsea safety, divers from Russia's Pacific Fleet recently achieved a record deep dive, reaching a depth of 416 meters in the Sea of Japan - the first time in the history of the Russian Navy that a dive of this depth has been achieved. The dive was performed using JFD’s 12-man saturation diving system rated to 450m water depth and SLS MK IV bail out rebreather system.

12/11/2018
JFD successfully completes hyperbaric mating trials

JFD, the world-leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed mating trails with their Lloyd’s classed portable Hyperbaric Rescue Facility (HRF) with Boskalis DSV BOKA Atlantis. The mating trials with the HRF and two Self-propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboats (SPHLs) were completed, as planned, in a period of 11 hours with no complications, representing a significant advancement for hyperbaric rescue.

01/11/2018
JFD Australia announces new chairman

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

29/10/2018
JFD is exhibiting at OSEA 2018

JFD is delighted to be exhibiting at OSEA 2018 from 27th - 29th November on the James Fisher and Sons plc group pavilion alongside sister companies James Fisher Offshore, James Fisher Subsea Excavation, Fendercare Marine and ScanTech Offshore.

19/10/2018
Successful sea trials completed for DSRV for India

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets has successfully completed the sea trials of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered to the Indian Navy, the company has announced. The DSRV carried out underwater mating with a bottomed submarine at a depth of over 300 feet, followed by a target mating and hatch opening at 45 degrees. On successful mating with the bottomed submarine, JFD and the Indian Navy then carried out a safe transfer of personnel from the submarine to the DSRV.

17/10/2018
Visit JFD at Indo Defence 2018 Expo and Forum

Visit JFD on our stand, A240, at Indo Defence 2018 Expo and Forum, JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia from 7-10th November.
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