JFD has introduced that it has received the distinguished ‘Third In-Service Help’ (3ISS) contract, price £63M, persevering with seven years of security crucial operational assurance providers to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The NSRS is a premier fly-away world submarine rescue functionality which exists to provide submariners the most effective likelihood of survival ought to a submarine incident happen. 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 capability to supply a full and full in-service help answer. The five-year 3ISS contract will begin in summer season 2023 and has the potential to be prolonged to a complete of 9 years.

Having managed the ‘Second In-Service Help’ (2ISS) contract since 2015, JFD has demonstrated its confirmed operational excellence by way of assured availability of the NSRS. JFD has unrivalled expertise with real-life submarine rescue incidents, together with finding and figuring out the wreckage of KRI Nanggala, and deploying methods in help of the submarine Kursk and AS-28 Priz incidents. JFD’s 3ISS answer is rooted in intimate system data and operational perception gained all through the 2ISS contract. JFD builds upon the experience and classes discovered from these incidents to proceed to lift the requirements for security within the submarine rescue area.


A world chief within the design, construct and operation of submarine rescue methods, JFD has performed an integral position within the UK’s submarine rescue provision since 1983 and the NSRS because it got here into service in 2008. Within the occasion of a distressed submarine (DISSUB), any delay to the rescue operation can have catastrophic outcomes. To find the DISSUB and rescue the lives on board as shortly as doable, the NSRS have to be maintained at a excessive state of operational readiness and specialist personnel have to be totally skilled in all elements of a protected rescue. JFD additionally has a complete world submarine rescue infrastructure, supporting submarine rescue contracts with a number of navies in addition to in-service contracts for the Australian, Singaporean and Indian submarine rescue methods.

JFD’s 3ISS answer builds upon the previous seven years’ efficiency and the staff’s intensive data of world submarine rescue methods. All through the course of the 2ISS contract, JFD has undertaken 18 mobilisation workouts and its confirmed staff has a longtime observe report for supply of their discipline. A longtime supplier to over 30 navies worldwide, JFD delivers revolutionary and technically superior submarine escape and rescue options. The corporate’s capabilities span your complete submarine escape, rescue, abandonment and survival (SMERAS) atmosphere, and JFD is exclusive in having the ability to ship options throughout all of those space. This professional staff, which is concentrated regionally and supported globally, will play a key position within the supply of 3ISS.