Submarine Rescue

Submarine Rescue


JFD has been providing world-class submarine rescue services for over 30 years, and is today responsible for the ongoing operation and development of the NATO, Singaporean and Australian submarine rescue systems.

in recent years, JFD has been employed to deliver major new capabilities. Sweden’s URF, pictured above, was refurbished and upgraded to provide a further 12 years’ service. The Republic of Korea Navy took delivery of their DSAR-Class submarine rescue vehicle in 2008 and, with training and support from JFD, operate her today as an indigenous capability.

Numerous other navies have taken advantage of JFD’s expertise to develop exisiting capabilities. The Chinese Navy, for example enlisted JFD to provide training for the operators and maintainers of their submarine rescue vehicle. The Italian Navy’s decompression chambers and diving bell were refurbished by JFD and multiple other navies utilise JFD’s Emergency life Support stores.



In 2015 James Fisher Defence and Divex merged to form JFD.

Today, JFD serves customers in 81 countries across six continents.

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