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JFD Awarded £63 Million NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) Contract


JFD Awarded £63 Million NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) Contract

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JFD Awarded £63 Million NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) Contract
JFD Awarded £63 Million NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) Contract

JFD has announced that it has won the prestigious ‘Third In-Service Support’ (3ISS) contract, worth £63M, continuing seven years of safety critical operational assurance services to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The NSRS is a premier fly-away global submarine rescue capability which exists to give submariners the best chance of survival should a submarine incident occur. The 3ISS contract awarded to JFD by the NSRS Authority, on behalf of the Participant Nations, UK, France and Norway, demonstrates its confidence in JFD’s ability to provide a full and complete in-service support solution. The five-year 3ISS contract will start in summer 2023 and has the potential to be extended to a total of nine years.

Having managed the ‘Second In-Service Support’ (2ISS) contract since 2015, JFD has demonstrated its proven operational excellence through assured availability of the NSRS. JFD has unrivalled experience with real-life submarine rescue incidents, including locating and identifying the wreckage of KRI Nanggala, and deploying systems in support of the submarine Kursk and AS-28 Priz incidents. JFD’s 3ISS solution is rooted in intimate system knowledge and operational insight gained throughout the 2ISS contract. JFD builds upon the expertise and lessons learned from these incidents to continue to raise the standards for safety in the submarine rescue domain.

A world leader in the design, build and operation of submarine rescue systems, JFD has played an integral role in the UK’s submarine rescue provision since 1983 and the NSRS since it came into service in 2008. In the event of a distressed submarine (DISSUB), any delay to the rescue operation can have catastrophic results. To locate the DISSUB and rescue the lives on board as quickly as possible, the NSRS must be maintained at a high state of operational readiness and specialist personnel must be fully trained in all aspects of a safe rescue. JFD also has a comprehensive global submarine rescue infrastructure, supporting submarine rescue contracts with multiple navies as well as in-service contracts for the Australian, Singaporean and Indian submarine rescue systems.

JFD’s 3ISS solution builds upon the past seven years’ performance and the team’s extensive knowledge of global submarine rescue systems. Throughout the course of the 2ISS contract, JFD has undertaken 18 mobilisation exercises and its proven team has an established track record for delivery in their field. An established provider to over 30 navies worldwide, JFD delivers innovative and technically advanced submarine escape and rescue solutions. The company’s capabilities span the entire submarine escape, rescue, abandonment and survival (SMERAS) environment, and JFD is unique in being able to deliver solutions across all of these area. This expert team, which is focused locally and supported globally, will play a key role in the delivery of 3ISS.

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