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05/12/2017
Submarine rescue skills put to the test

JFD has demonstrated why it is a global leader in submarine rescue after two weeks of intensive exercises at sea off the coast of Western Australia.

04/12/2017
JFD completes build of first two SPHLs

The first two SPHLs built under a partnership agreement with Vanguard are being prepared for delivery to the client. The project demonstrates global strength as it draws upon expertise from both its UK and Singapore offices.

20/11/2017
24-man HRF upgrade completed at NHC

JFD is delighted to announce the completion of an extension to its National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen which enhances the Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) capacity from 18 to 24-man. Alongside JFD’s internal hyperbaric medical expertise, this ensures the National Hyperbaric Centre remains one of the most capable fixed HRFs in the world.

17/11/2017
JFD advances state-of-the-art submarine rescue system build

JFD is significantly progressing with the build of its new advanced state-of-the-art 3rd Generation submarine rescue systems, ready for delivery to its customer in 2018. The 3rd Generation SRS has been developed by JFD to maximise the chances of successfully rescuing the crew of a distressed submarine (DISSUB) and is the culmination of over 30 years of rescue system operation and development, representing an optimum combination of capability and flexibility.

30/10/2017
JFD is exhibiting at ADIPEC 2017

JFD is attending ADIPEC 2017 in Abu Dhabi from the 13th – 16th November. We will be positioned on the Scottish Development International Stand 120.

11/10/2017
JFD Divex watch found at bottom of Indian Ocean!

One of our Divex branded watches was recently found 175ft (53m) underwater on HMS Hermes, a sunken British warship off the East Coast of Sri Lanka.

29/09/2017
Visit JFD at Pacific 2017

Come along to stand 1J19 from 3-5 October at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, where our experts will be on hand to discuss submarine escape and rescue, our range of swimmer delivery vehicles, saturation systems and our defence diving products.

27/09/2017
JFD demonstrates NATO Sub Rescue System during Dynamic Monarch

JFD has recently taken part in a major international submarine rescue exercise, Dynamic Monarch ‘17, which required it to demonstrate the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) capability, as well as provide training on various elements of the system.

20/09/2017
COBRA passes trials to 450msw

JFD is delighted to confirm that its new COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) system has passed further trials rating it safe for use at depths up to 450msw.
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