The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected JFD to be the provider of a novel capability support contract for the Astute class submarine in a new contract award worth in excess of £20million.
The four-year contract, which has a one-year extension option, was awarded through competitive tender and commenced 1 June 2021.
Under the long-term support contract, JFD will provide equipment-level in-service support including core and non-core tasking, and the provision of spares.
JFD will provide expertise for both onboard and offboard systems, which demand a high level of through-life support to ensure the capability is ready for operations.
JFD has partnered with RB Safety Consultants (RBSC), a medium-sized consultancy with an existing reputation in the submarine enterprise for providing assurance oversight.
“I am delighted to be able to comment on this first for JFD, as navies around the world continue to rely on JFD to manage and maintain critical life support assets at exceptional levels of availability,” said Richard Dellar, JFD Managing Director.
“Supporting our customers through long-term strategic partnerships is JFD’s core business. Our global pedigree, together with our detailed knowledge, experience, and understanding of the capability has allowed us to prepare a carefully considered and innovative offer which will deliver a tailored fit-for-purpose solution, driving best value to all stakeholders.”