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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.

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.

03/10/2018
JFD launches new Stealth CDLSE

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced the launch of the Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED (Extended Duration), the latest enhanced models of its highly successful Clearance Diver’s Life Support Equipment rebreather.

18/09/2018
JFD and US Navy unveil Shadow NAV

JFD, the world-leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has partnered with the United States (US) Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Centre – Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) in the development of an advanced combat diver navigation module; Shadow NAV, bringing a hands-free underwater navigation capability to the military market for the first time.

14/08/2018
Pelican Summer 2018

James Fisher and Sons have released the Summer 2018 edition of their newsletter: Pelican.

09/08/2018
JFD completes delivery of two next generation Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboats

JFD, the world-leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully delivered the latest pair of next generation self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHLs) to Singaporean diving engineering firm Flash Tekk.

03/07/2018
Australia's safest ever submarine rescue system goes into service

The Royal Australian Navy has accepted into service new $A19.7 million (£11.05 m) submarine rescue equipment as part of an existing contract which means that for the first time, the whole crew of an Australian submarine can be treated at once.

26/06/2018
JFD completes first phase of open sea trials for the Indian Navy DSRV

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed the first open sea launch, dive and recovery 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.

14/05/2018
JFD's COBRA completes first dive in North Sea

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced the successful completion of the first North Sea dives with COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreather Apparatus), marking a significant leap forward in diver safety.
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