JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, video about the Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED (Extended Duration), the latest enhanced models of its highly successful Clearance Diver’s Life Support Equipment rebreather. The Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED are used primarily for MCM-EOD (Mine Countermeasures Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and represent a new benchmark in state-of-the-art underwater life support technology, increasing levels of diver safety, equipment reliability, maintainability, operational capability and mission versatility.
Today, sea mines are highly advanced and come in many different varieties, from bottom-buried mines, to acoustically-actuated variants to mines manufactured from composite materials; all of which makes detection and disposal even more challenging. Sea mines continue to increase in sophistication and are a growing operational concern as they proliferate in the naval arsenals. To conduct safe MCM-EOD operations, divers need an advanced rebreather capability that provides an extended dive time even at greater depths. JFD has invested significant time and energy in bringing an advanced rebreather capability to the market that ensures divers have adequate depth and endurance capabilities to safely conduct their operations.
Based on competitive evaluations conducted by independent government evaluation agencies and other end user organisations, Stealth CDLSE is considered one of the most popular MCM-EOD rebreathers in service, with over 600 sets in operation across 11 different countries around the world. The Stealth CDLSE Mk2 builds upon the existing model, which has been in service for over 15 years and has a proven track record in a range of operational and environmental conditions. The set has been developed following extensive engagement with the end user to ensure it is fit for purpose to meet current and future operational requirements.
The Stealth CDLSE Mk2 can operate at depths of up to 100m, and fully meets the requirements of NATO AEODP-7 Class A (STANAG 2897) without compromise and under both static and dynamic test conditions in all attitudes, as well as for any components that may come into contact with magnetically sensitive ordnance. And in line with the continued technological advancements of sea mines, the new Stealth CDLSE Mk2 surpasses the low acoustic test requirements of NATO STANAG AMP15.
Founded on JFD’s commitment to innovate continually and develop products in line with market demands and always striving to increase the safety of divers, the new Stealth CDLSE Mk2 variants feature a number of significant enhancements. This includes new and more advanced O2 sensors, which enables the control system to rapidly and accurately respond to changes in life support system status; an improved choice of cylinders; while the Mk2-ED variant contains an extended duration scrubber which provides a significantly increased dive time of six to eight hours, the only set on the market able to provide this extended endurance capability.
JFD is the world leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services. JFD was created in 2014 through the merger of James Fisher Defence and Divex. Operating worldwide, the company is the world’s leading provider of submarine rescue capability and an established provider of submarine escape training. The company is at the forefront of Hyperbaric Rescue, along with being the leading supplier of commercial and defence diving equipment and saturation diving systems to the commercial industry. JFD is part of the James Fisher and Sons plc.