UK Ministry of Defence Orders NATO Submarine Rescue System

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £12.1m contract to JFD for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS).

The five-year contract includes options through to 2023 and encompasses all aspects of operation and through-life-support.

The service will be managed by JFD’s Submarine Escape and Rescue team in parallel with existing similar services for Australia and Singapore. Engineering and technical support will be provided by JFD’s Engineering Support Cell. Opportunities exist for shared training, cross-fertilisation of expertise, and commonality of approaches, which will serve to benefit the entire global submarine community.

BMT Isis will provide safety and environmental support for JFD’s five-year contract. The National Hyperbaric Centre, recently acquired by JFD, will provide training course accreditation.

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