Diving deep [ID18D3]

09 November 2018

US company JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons, is at the show (Hall A, Stand A240) pitching to the regional market its range of systems designed to increase the safety of covert special forces' maritime operations. These include submarine rescue systems and vehicles that offer a safe and speedy rescue from subsurface vessels.

JFD also offers rebreather equipment for divers that is able to operate at depths of 100m, as well as special force delivery systems that are sealed carriers for deployment of personnel.

The latter can operate out to 150 nautical miles when on the surface, 10-15 nautical miles semi-submerged, and 5-10 nautical miles when fully submerged.

Last month, the company announced the launch of the Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED (extended duration), the latest enhanced models of its Clearance Diver's Life Support Equipment rebreather, used primarily for mine countermeasures explosive ordnance disposal. The new variants feature a number of enhancements, including new and more advanced O2 sensors, which enable the control system to respond rapidly and accurately to changes in life support system status; and an improved choice of cylinders. In addition, the Mk2-ED variant contains an extended duration scrubber, which provides an increased dive time of six to eight hours - the only set on the market able to provide this extended endurance capability.

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