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JFD teams with world class turn-key ship mobilisation service provider Malin React to provide the submarine rescue market with a rapid vessel mobilisation capability.
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.
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.
JFD lead the way in industry with first of its kind Technical Showcase event
21 March 2019
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.
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.
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).
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.
JFD launches first flexible rebreather capability for military combat divers
29 January 2019
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.
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.