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JFD Australia secures major contract extension to supply submarine rescue system
21 February 2020
JFD Australia, a proven, trusted and reliable undersea combat support systems partner of the Australian Defence Force, is pleased to advise that it will continue to supply its world-leading submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for at least the next four years.
JFD continues investment programme in India
JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has delivered a new £1million contract to supply two sets of life-saving equipment to the Indian Navy, to further enhance the safety of submariners.
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 named as a finalist in the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Innovation category for the Offshore Achievement Awards 2020. The shortlisting showcases JFD’s commitment to providing safe and effective capabilities for divers working in the world’s most challenging underwater environments, demonstrated in the COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) set.
JFD acquires Ansti Test Systems
JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced the acquisition of the business, including all intellectual property rights and assets, of Ansti Test Systems Ltd, an independent global designer and manufacturer of test facilities for performance measurement of underwater breathing apparatus. The acquisition, which significantly enhances JFD’s global product testing capabilities and services, is part of the company’s long-term ambition to provide underwater diving equipment with unparalleled safety and performance, protecting and preserving life in the harshest marine environments to define the limits of product performance under a variety of conditions.
Local jobs created as JFD Australia secures major defence industry contract
18 December 2019
New defence industry jobs will be created after JFD Australia, the proven, trusted and reliable delivery partner for undersea combat support systems, announced it had secured a major contract. The $7.2 million contract to build and pressure test ring stiffened cylinders modelling submarine-like hulls was awarded by the Australian Government Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and will lead to the creation of several new positions for project managers and skilled workers.
Christmas shutdown dates 2019
JFD Christmas shutdown dates 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 named as a finalist in the Subsea Company of the Year category at the Subsea UK Awards 2020.
JFD has again set new global benchmarks for international submarine rescue following the successful completion of rigorous exercises off the coast of Western Australia. In challenging conditions with strong winds and seas of up to Sea State 6, JFD’s fully integrated submarine rescue system demonstrated its robustness and reliability in the triennial PACIFIC REACH, a multi-lateral series of exercises, hosted in 2019 by Australia with the participating nations of South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and the United States and many other observing countries from the Indo-Pacific region.
Partnership signed with Innovation Maritime
JFD has announced a new partnership with Innovation Maritime, a non-profit innovation organisation developing marine solutions through applied research, technical assistance and information dissemination. The partnership, which will support global sales of the Submarine Escape Trainer (SET), is part of JFD’s ongoing ambition to improve safety and preserve the lives of submariners across the globe. The partnership will further the ability of submarine operating nations to train their submariners for escape and abandonment scenarios in the most realistic environment possible.