JFD Australia has been contracted to continue the provision of submarine escape-and-rescue services to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) through to the end of 2023.
Valued at approximately AUD70 million (USD46.2 million) the deal is intended to ensure a seamless transition to a new submarine rescue service capability to be delivered under Project SEA 1354 Phase 1. The contract includes an option to further extend JFD Australia's service provision through to November 2024.
JFD Australia currently provides the RAN's on-call submarine escape-and-rescue capability in the form of the James Fisher Submarine Rescue Service (JFSRS). Based in Western Australia since December 2008, JFSRS was established after parent group JFD formally acquired the rescue assets of the UK Submarine Rescue Service.
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