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JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced a major safety upgrade to its Stealth rebreathers range that will significantly reduce the potential for incidents when switching to bail-out gas during mine countermeasures and explosive ordnance disposal (MCM-EOD) operations, as well as other underwater missions.
JFD's range of Diver Recovery Harnesses enhanced to comply with the new CE regulations
06 September 2019
The JFD Diver Recovery Harness range has been enhanced to comply with the new CE regulations. The range was reviewed, retested and recertified to conform to the Personal Protective Equipment European regulation 2016/425 and satisfies the essential requirements of BS EN 15333-1-2008.
JFD has successfully delivered the world’s first saturation diving products rated to a depth of 500m. The products have been developed as part of a saturation diving system for a leading offshore service provider. The development demonstrates JFD’s ability to overcome the most complex challenges and provide solutions that set new operational performance and safety standards.
JFD has today announced that it has acquired the closed bell saturation diving system and associated assets formally owned by The Underwater Centre. The acquisition will enable JFD to re-establish the leading global closed bell diver training programme - also known as sat diver training - and the only UK-based training capability that will fulfil an urgent market need for skilled saturation divers.
JFD signs partnership with Y-40
JFD owner and operator of the world’s deepest pool (42.15m), to facilitate submarine escape training as required by navies worldwide. The partnership is in line with JFD’s strategy and ongoing commitment to providing submariners with a total support capability from training through to the delivery of a complete submarine rescue service. The development further strengthens JFD’s presence in the Italian market, and going forward the company will expand the use of the pool to include training for military and commercial divers.
JFD acquires Ortega Submersibles
JFD has today announced its acquisition of all the assets, IP and designs rights of Ortega Submersibles BV, the Netherlands-based submersible boat designer and manufacturer. The acquisition will enable JFD to expand further its offering of advanced Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) and to develop new vehicles and capabilities in order to meet increased market demand for specialised small and medium-sized craft.
JFD is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards 2019.
JFD has today announced a strategic partnership with the Aquacentrum Den Helder, which combines submarine escape training, commercial diving training and recreational pools for public use within a single building. The partnership between JFD and Aquacentrum Den Helder will allow both new and existing submarine operating nations to train their submariners in escape and abandonment in the most realistic environment possible.
Under the surface with Ralph Addison
We meet Ralph Addison who is one of JFD’s submarine rescue pilots responsible for supporting trials and training for the prestigious Indian Navy contract