JFD launches first dual mode bite mouthpiece that significantly enhances diver safety

16th September 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced a major safety upgrade to its Stealth rebreathers range that will significantly reduce the potential for incidents when switching to bail-out gas during mine countermeasures and explosive ordnance disposal (MCM-EOD) …

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SMD Unveil Green, Super Capable ROV Technology

6th September 2019

This week saw SMD unveil their electric Work Class ROV at Offshore Europe. Their new Quantum/EV ROV introduces electric drive technology to the subsea sector in an optimised, modular package which brings Work Class ROV performance and capability to a new level. The high capability Quantum/EV is SMD’s environmentally responsible solution designed around five key …

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British-Based Submarine Rescue System To Be Tested In NATO Exercise

6th September 2019

The system’s rescue vehicle can transfer up to 15 people, including patients on stretchers, and return them to the surface. A rescue system that can evacuate submariners from a stricken vessel is setting off to take part in a NATO exercise. The NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), based at Faslane, can dive down to a …

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JFD successfully delivers world’s first 500m rated saturation diving products

3rd September 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully delivered the world’s first saturation diving products rated to a depth of 500m. The products have been developed as part of a saturation diving system for a leading offshore service provider. …

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Saab Seaeye: Doing It for Real

3rd September 2019

Saab Seaeye’s Sabertooth during a demo with Equinor’s subsea docking station (Photo: Saab Seaeye) Sweden’s Saab Seaeye has been one of those driving the vehicle side of the subsea resident vehicle equation – for at least 10 years. The firm has some 50% of the world market of electric remote operated vehicles (ROV) and it …

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NATO SMERWG Winter Panel 2020

3rd September 2019

Sonistics will be holding an Industry Reception as part of the 2020 Winter Panel.  For information on participating contact Sam Hopkins

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Saab Seaeye Falcon for ocean research

29th August 2019

A Saab Seaeye Falcon electric underwater robotic vehicle is to help support a network of oceanographic and atmospheric sensors that are part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) transforming ocean research. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the overall OOI programme is managed by Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The moored, mobile autonomous, and cabled …

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JFD to re-establish leading global saturation diving training capability

27th August 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced that it has acquired the closed bell saturation diving system and associated assets formally owned by The Underwater Centre. The acquisition will enable JFD to re-establish the leading global closed …

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JFD acquires Ortega Submersibles to further enhance its advanced swimmer delivery vehicle offering

23rd August 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced its acquisition of all the assets, IP and designs rights of Ortega Submersibles BV, the Netherlands-based submersible boat designer and manufacturer. The acquisition will enable JFD to expand further its …

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MacArtney Sponsors UK MATE ROV Team

19th August 2019

  This summer MacArtney UK Ltd. sponsored one of the first UK based entries to qualify for the MATE ROV competition in the United States. MacArtney UK Ltd. has provided a range of underwater connectors to an inspiring student-led team from the University of Sheffield. Avalon Underwater Robotics is the first entry from England to …

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