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  • 26 May 2011
    Industry news

    James Fisher Defence (‘JFD’), a division of James Fisher and Sons plc, the UK’s leading marine services provider (‘FSJ’), has been selected to undertake a comprehensive modernisation of the Swedish Navy’s Rescue Vehicle known locally as URF under a contract worth  around £11m.  The contract further demonstrates JFD’s leadership of the global submarine rescue market. JFD will […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £12.1m contract to JFD for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The five-year contract includes options through to 2023 and encompasses all aspects of operation and through-life-support. The service will be managed by JFD’s Submarine Escape and Rescue team in parallel with existing similar […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Industry news

    UK-based underwater technology company JFD announced it has acquired Australian diving and recompression company Cowan Manufacturing. The acquisition was carried through JFD’s parent company James Fisher and Sons plc. The acquisition of the Newcastle-based business is a significant step in JFD’s plan to expand its manufacturing base in Australia, the company said adding that Cowan Manufacturing’s […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Industry news

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, yesterday announced the opening of a new facility in Vaxholm, Sweden, JFD’s international base for the manufacture and maintenance of the company’s SEAL Pod range of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs). The new facility is the headquarters of JFD Sweden and includes over 800 […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global sub-sea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a special commendation from the Submarine Force Commander of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), as a result of their dedication and innovation demonstrated during Black Carillon 2013, a naval exercise conducted annually in order to test the capabilities of the […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Surface Warfare Centre – Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), teamed with JFD to develop an advanced combat diver navigation module called Shadow NAV. According to JFD, the device brings a hands-free underwater navigation capability to the military market for the first time. Military combat divers frequently conduct underwater navigation missions in hazardous conditions with […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    UK-based commercial and defense diving company JFD announced it has bought all the assets, IP and designs rights of the Netherlands-based submersible boat designer and manufacturer Ortega Submersibles. JFD said the acquisition would allow it to expand further its offering of advanced swimmer delivery vehicles (SDVs) and to develop new vehicles and capabilities in order […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global sub-sea rescue, operations and engineering company, today announced at DSEI 2013 that it has signed a rolling distributor agreement with Kokam, a leading global provider of lithium powered batteries. As part of the agreement, JFD will re-sell Kokam’s full range of products within all its markets to customers […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of the seven prime contractors to continue providing logistics, intelligence, and technology support to the Joint Staff J7 Directorate for Joint Force Development (JFD) in Suffolk.   The multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $877 million over […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global sub-sea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a four-year contract to provide Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) support services to the Ministry of Defence’s Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO) team.   The contract affords S&MO 24-hour, on-demand access to JFD’s Engineering Support Cell for specialist support with ROV […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indian Navy’s 3rd generation submarine rescue systems (SRS) will be ready for delivery in 2018, JFD – the systems manufacturer – has announced. According to the company, Deep Submergence and Rescue Vehicles (DSRVs) will be undergoing factory acceptance tests at the end of November 2017, ready for integration trials in December 2017 and harbour […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK-based underwater systems specialist JFD has delivered the second of two submarine rescue systems to the Indian Navy. The SRS is expected to arrive in India in January 2019. The delivery was announced by the company a week after the Indian Navy officially commissioned the first system in a ceremony in Mumbai on December 12. Both systems are […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    UK-based underwater technology company JFD said it has completed the first open sea launch of Indian Navy’s dive and recovery of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV). The DSRV is the first of two 3rd generation submarine rescue systems being delivered to the Indian Navy. The DSRV completed a full launch deployment, dive and […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal Australia Navy’s (RAN) submarine escape and rescue capability for the next five years, plus options through to 2024. The James Fisher Submarine Rescue Service (JFSRS) has […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Indian Navy’s deep search and rescue vehicles (DSRV) came one step closer to delivery after completing harbor trials in Glasgow, Scotland. India is acquiring two of the submarine rescue systems from James Fisher Defence (JFD)  under a £193 million contract signed in 2016. The contract includes the design, build and supply of two complete systems, which […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has awarded the British provider of marine engineering services James Fisher and Sons a £193 million (approx $273M) contract for the delivery of two submarine rescue and escape systems. The contract will see James Fisher Defence, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons, design and produce two submarine rescue systems for £83 million by […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Training & Education

    JFD has successfully demonstrated its fully-integrated submarine rescue system during exercises off the coast of Western Australia. In a range of weather conditions, JFD’s system was used in the triennial Pacific Reach, a multi-lateral series of exercises. In 2019, the Pacific Reach was hosted by Australia with the participating nations of South Korea, Japan, Malaysia […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Subsea design and manufacturing company Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) recently delivered two 1000m Atom Mk1 work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems to JFD Ltd, who is in charge of delivering a complete submarine rescue system to the Indian Navy. The Atom systems come with launch and recovery systems (LARS) and SMD control and workshop […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Submarine rescue system manufacturer JFD recently joined Australian Navy vessels for a demonstration of its deep-sea submarine emergency equipment during the exercise Black Carillon 2017. The annual safety exercise saw the participation of salvage and rescue vessel MV Besant, offshore supply ship MV Stoker and submarine HMAS Waller. Launching from the deck of MV Stoker, JFD’s free-swimming […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has successfully completed air transportability trials for the first of two submarine rescue systems being delivered by James Fisher Defence. The completion of the trials represents a significant milestone in the delivery of a comprehensive submarine rescue capability to the Indian Navy that will enhance safety for submariners. The trials were performed […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy is one step closer to operating their new hyperbaric equipment after the system achieved acceptance and global certification from Lloyds Register. The system, a transfer under pressure chamber and recompression treatment suite worth AU$19.7 million, can treat the whole crew of an Australian submarine at once, according to JFD – the system […]

  • 21 February 2020

    James Fisher’s Perth-based business, JFD Australia, will continue to supply its submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for at least the next four years. The company has been awarded a GBP 35 million (USD 45.2 million) contract extension with the Australian government to deliver its submarine escape and rescue system until December 2023 […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy’s second submarine rescue system has passed first sea trials, seven months after it was delivered by UK-based James Fisher Defence. The sea acceptance trials were carried out on the east coast of India at Visakhapatnam where the system will be based. As a next step in the ongoing trials and acceptance phase […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    UK-based underwater systems developer JFD has received a “multi-million pound” contract for the design and build of a deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the Republic of Korea Navy. The contract for the delivery of a DSRV for the ROK Navy’s new submarine rescue ship was awarded by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Industry news

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global sub-sea rescue, operations and engineering company, today announced the launch of its new range of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) known as The SEAL Pod. The launch further strengthens its Special Operations division as well as the breadth of products and solutions the company provides to covert operations markets, […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Underwater systems developer JFD has launched a new life support equipment rebreather dubbed the Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED (extended duration). The new rebreathers are used primarily for mine countermeasures explosive ordnance disposal (MCM-EOD) and are said to represent a new benchmark in underwater life support technology, increasing diver safety, equipment reliability, maintainability and operational capability, according […]

  • 31 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Ministry of Defence Orders NATO Submarine Rescue System The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £12.1m contract to JFD for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). HMS Ocean to Replace HMS Bulwark as Fleet Flagship Royal Navy’s very high readiness helicopter carrier, HMS Ocean, will shortly assume the duties of […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    India’s Western Naval Command recently started the maiden trials of the country’s newly-delivered deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV). Delivered by UK-based James Fisher Defence (JFD) as part of a £193 million contract from 2016, the DSRV represents a new specialist capability for the Indian Navy. The navy will receive two such systems, both operated by […]

  • 12 December 2018

    The Indian Navy has commissioned the country’s first deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV). The DSRV was commissioned by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, during a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on December 12, 2018. Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System Inducted into the Indian Navy at Mumbai @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @shippingcorp @nsitharaman […]