JFD Inks Submarine Escape Pact with Innovation Maritime

JFD has partnered with Innovation Maritime, a non-profit innovation organisation developing marine solutions through applied research, technical assistance and information dissemination.

The partnership will further the ability of submarine operating nations to train their submariners for escape and abandonment scenarios in the most realistic environment possible.

Through this new partnership, JFD will be able to offer the Submarine Escape Trainer (SET) solution, or variants, to customers thereby broadening its escape offering.

Giovanni Corbetta, managing director, JFD, said: “The Innovation Maritime SET solution widens our provisions to the market and is a natural step following our recent partnerships with Aquacentrum Den Helder in the Netherlands and Y-40 in Italy.”

Sylvain Lafrance, executive director, Innovation Maritime, said: “The JFD partnership is an important step for Innovation Maritime through which we will be able to provide a world-class submarine escape system capability, as well as advanced training, to the world’s navies. We have already delivered a SET to the Institut maritime du Québec for the training of the Canadian Navy. To date, more than 1,200 submariners have been trained since 2003 using this system.”

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