JFD has secured the Third In-Service Support (3ISS) contract to continue delivering safety critical operational assurance services to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS).
Worth £63 million, the 3ISS contract was awarded to JFD by the NSRS Authority on behalf of the Participant Nations, the UK, France and Norway, demonstrating its confidence in JFD’s ability to provide a full and complete in-service support solution.
The NSRS is a premier fly-away global submarine rescue capability which exists to give submariners the best chance of survival should a submarine incident occur. The five-year 3ISS contract will start in summer 2023 and has the potential to be extended to a total of nine years.
Having managed the Second In-Service Support (2ISS) contract since 2015, JFD has demonstrated its proven operational excellence through assured availability of the NSRS. JFD’s 3ISS solution is rooted in intimate system knowledge and operational insight gained throughout the 2ISS contract.
“We are extremely proud to have been awarded the NSRS 3ISS contract. It is a true testament to the breadth and depth of our talented personnel’s submarine rescue expertise and dedication. This decision firmly places JFD as the world leader in submarine rescue provision. Safeguarding the lives of submariners around the world is our number one priority. The all-too-long list of submarine incidents globally poses as a stark reminder of the critical nature of the services JFD provides,” said Richard Dellar, Managing Director, JFD. “Our dedication to submariners is demonstrated by our continuous drive to set new safety standards and ensure rescue readiness 24/7, 365 days a year. NSRS will continue to form a key part of JFD’s global submarine rescue community along with Australia, Singapore, India and the other nations we support. We are committed to work alongside the NSRS Authority to ensure the highest levels of operational assurance are always achieved.”
JFD builds upon the expertise and lessons learned from real-life submarine rescue incidents to design, build and operate submarine rescue systems, playing an integral role in the UK’s submarine rescue provision since 1983 and the NSRS since it came into service in 2008.
JFD’s 3ISS solution builds upon the past seven years’ performance and the team’s extensive knowledge of global submarine rescue systems. Throughout the course of the 2ISS contract, JFD has undertaken 18 mobilization exercises and its proven team has an established track record for delivery in its field.
This expert team, which is focused locally and supported globally, will play a key role in the delivery of 3ISS. Digitization will also be incorporated into the 3ISS solution, with JFD at the forefront of digitalized asset management.