A notable feature is the ability to transport the full SRS via commercial aircraft, expanding air transport options compared to existing systems that rely solely on limited availability military aircraft. This allows for swift deployment to DISSUB locations within the critical 72-hour Time to First Rescue (TTFR) window, addressing a long-standing challenge for nations with extensive coastlines or expansive submarine ranges.
“The Agile SRS optimises transportability, modular configuration and simplified vessel interface flexibility in order to reduce TTFR and the complexity of these core mobilisation operations. These improvements also drastically improve system maintainability and resistance to obsolescence, enhancing assured availability and the ability for navies to ensure they are always ‘rescue ready,” said Ben Wright, JFD Submarine Rescue Capability Manager.
JFD’s SRS also boasts optimized footprint and flexible, containerized configurations, facilitating road transport and mobilization. This adaptability improves response capabilities by increasing the number of available Vessels of Opportunity (VOOs) and streamlining the rescue team’s mobilization process.
The Agile system incorporates state-of-the-art technology from JFD brands Divex and Fathom Systems, enhancing atmosphere monitoring, environmental conditioning, and hyperbaric monitoring capability while prioritizing reliability and safety.
“A rescue scenario is complex; equipment availability, reliability and safety are paramount. Our Agile SRS is built on JFD’s 40 years of engineering and operational expertise and offers unparalleled and flexible capability to the rapidly adapting requirements of today’s navies,” said Rob Hales, JFD Managing Director.
The design’s modularity allows for future technology integration, including automation, ensuring the system’s adaptability for present and future naval requirements. The Agile submarine rescue system sets a new standard in submarine rescue capabilities.