Autumn 2020

JFD secures MoD contract extension

JFD has been awarded a three-year extension to the contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) in a move which cements JFD’s position as one of the world’s forerunners in submarine rescue. 

‘We are extremely proud to have secured this contract extension after five years’ of hard work building strong relationships with the UK MoD and the Participant Nations of France and Norway,’ says Danny Gray, Interim Managing Director at JFD. ‘This extension reflects the MoD’s confidence in our ability to keep submariners safe, as well as the diligence with which we delivered the initial agreement.’  

‘Our heritage is built on world-class safety and we are pleased our team’s extensive knowledge and unwavering commitment to the highest possible standards of equipment maintenance, operational delivery and training continues to impress,’ Danny adds. ‘We look forward to continuing our work with the NSRS Authority and will ensure we are constantly advancing processes, equipment and training to assure the quality of the capability.’

JFD has a strong legacy as an operator of submarine rescue systems and has been an integral part of the UK’s submarine rescue provision since 1983. The company has been at the heart of the NSRS since it came into service in 2008 as both an operator and equipment manufacturer. JFD was then awarded an initial five-year contract by the UK MoD  for the provision of the NSRS in July 2015, and this extension means work will continue until 2023. 

The contract encompasses all aspects of NSRS operation and through-life support. This includes:
  • The delivery of ‘rescue ready’ capability 24 hours a day on 365 days of the year 
  • Providing the expertly trained operating teams to conduct any rescue 
  • Extensive training to ensure suitably qualified and experienced personnel are on hand to perform rescue operations at short notice 
  • Expert engineering and technical support 
  • Full maintenance and servicing including upgrades in line with new technology 
  • Benefit from access to the JFD assets at the National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC) and infrastructure at Fort William for supporting testing and training  requirements. 


Richard Devlin, Head of Defence Sales, JFD, adds:

‘The decision by the MoD to extend the contract with JFD is testament to the depth of expertise, the quality of our training and the support infrastructure we have built, based on our strong foundations in submarine rescue.’ 

‘While establishing ourselves as the MoD’s trusted contractor to deliver safe and efficient rescue operations is key, we also continue to work in a collaborative manner with all partners involved in the NSRS project to deliver capability enhancements and manage equipment obsolescence; both of which are vital to ensuring the NSRS service offers the highest safety standards in the world and confidence in a swift response if called upon.’ 

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