JFD unveils new ventilator system to support global battle against COVID-19

3rd April 2020

JFD, a world leader in breathing apparatus, life support equipment and hyperbaric medical equipment to support life-critical applications and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced that it will bring to market a new patient ventilator system to support global health systems in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. JFD has responded to the UK …

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FALCON FLIES HIGH

1st April 2020

2020 sees the Falcon flying high as the top-selling and most successful electric underwater robotic vehicle in Saab Seaeye’s 34-year history. Launched nearly 20 years ago, its visionary future-flexible design has kept the pioneering concept in step with two decades of global technological advances. Credited with expanding underwater robotics beyond the oil and gas industry, …

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Dutch Submarine calls off mission after corona alert on board

1st April 2020

We hope everyone is safe Dutch navy submarine MS Dolfijn has broken off a mission in the North Sea near the coast of Scotland because several members of its crew have been diagnosed with coronavirus. In total, 15 members of the 58-strong crew reported sick with slight flu symptoms, including coughing and a slightly raised …

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Royal Navy deploys ships and submarines in response to Covid-19 Share

25th March 2020

  The Royal Navy has deployed more than 12 ships and submarines on front-line operations from the mountains of South Georgia to south-east Asia in response to the unprecedented coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The deployment of the vessels is aimed at keeping the UK safe and the sea lanes open for free trade flow. As part …

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Nuclear submarine crews to be held in quarantine prior to deployment to reduce coronavirus risk

25th March 2020

The next patrol of Britain’s nuclear deterrent submarine will be held in quarantine ahead of the deployment, so as to provide a ‘clean crew’. In response to the coronavirus pandemic the crew of the next nuclear-armed submarine to leave on patrol will initially be held in isolation for two weeks, the Telegraph understands. The Royal …

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COVID19 – which politicians will survive? Look back to the Kursk

19th March 2020

A really good article from the New Yorker  What can COVID19 Politicians learn from the Kursk

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JFD acquires Fathom Systems to expand product capability offering

17th March 2020

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced the acquisition of Fathom Systems, a leading provider of diver communications, gas analysis, diver monitoring and integrated diving control systems for Diving Support Vessels (DSVs). The acquisition significantly enhances JFD’s ambition …

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BAE Systems awards £330m sonar contract for Dreadnought submarines

3rd March 2020

BAE Systems has announced that it has awarded a £330 million contract to develop the next generation of sonar for the Dreadnought submarines. BAE Submarine Solutions, which is building four nuclear submarines for the Royal Navy, has awarded the work worth to Thales UK. The sonar system will be developed in Somerset and Stockport and …

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HRH The Princess Royal visits Valeport to commemorate its 50th year

24th February 2020

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visited Valeport, the UK manufacturer of instrumentation for the oceanographic and hydrographic communities. The special visit commemorated 50 years of trading by the UK marine technology company. During the visit to Valeport’s state-of-the-art riverside premises, The Princess Royal was welcomed by Managing Director, Matthew Quartley, who accompanied Her Royal …

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JFD Australia secures major contract extension to supply submarine rescue system

24th February 2020

JFD Australia, a proven, trusted and reliable undersea combat support systems partner of the Australian Defence Force, is pleased to advise that it will continue to supply its world-leading submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for at least the next four years. As provider of this critically important sovereign capability for more …

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