in Defence / Events

JFD launches dual mode bite mouthpiece at DSEI

Posted 12 September 2019 · Add Comment

JFD has today announced a major safety upgrade to its Stealth rebreathers range that will significantly reduce the potential for incidents when switching to bail-out gas during mine countermeasures and explosive ordnance disposal (MCM-EOD) operations, as well as other underwater missions.


Courtesy JFD
 

Launching at DSEI 2019, the new dual mode bite mouthpiece is an industry-first technology that enables divers to switch between JFD’s Stealth closed circuit mode and a bailout gas supply without having to remove their mouthpieces. This seamless transition between primary and secondary gas supplies significantly reduces divers’ risk of incident in the event that they need to switch gas supplies, and highlights JFD’s market leading position and pioneer of safety improvements in the military diving sector.
 
The dual mode bite mouthpiece eliminates the previous necessity for divers working in extreme and unpredictable conditions to manually remove their mouthpiece to change from rebreather to bailout gas. The new mouthpiece has been extensively tested to achieve full compliance to all relevant standards to 100msw and allow simple integration into all existing and new Stealth systems, which includes both Stealth CDLSE, Stealth SC and previous variants, further enhancing diver safety and system commonality that allows full compatibility with additional systems such as the External Breathing System (XBS) and Surface Supply Bail-Out System.
 
Giovanni Corbetta, Managing Director, JFD, said: “The launch of the dual mode bite mouthpiece marks an important milestone in our ongoing programme of upgrades to JFD’s Stealth rebreathers range, all aimed at continually setting new benchmarks in underwater life support technology and diver safety standards. This latest innovation dramatically improves the outcomes for divers who find themselves without gas in the most extreme and challenging environments, enabling them to focus on their missions without being distracted by concerns over equipment reliability.
 
“Showcasing the dual mode bite mouthpiece during DSEI provides an important opportunity for us to showcase JFD’s latest innovations on one of the largest stages in the global defence industry.

"We look forward to meeting with visitors to discuss the important issues of operational performance and diver safety, both of which are fundamental to the successful completion of MCM-EOD operations.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

IBA forecasts strong headwinds for aviation in 2020

The global aviation marketplace will encounter a wide range of challenges in 2020, according to Leatherhead based independent aviation consultant IBA, which released its 2020 Market Update today.

BAE Systems and Renishaw to collaborate on 3D printing

BAE Systems has signed an agreement to work with Renishaw to work together on the development of additive manufacturing (AM) capability (i.e. 3D printing) for the defence and aerospace sector, designed to help improve performance,

Celestia acquires Antwerp Space NV Ground Segment Division

Celestia Technologies Group has acquired the satellite ground systems division of Antwerp Space, part of the Bremen-based OHB SE Group, in a deal that will boost Celestiaís existing expertise in EGSE and ground systems.

BAE Systems to acquire Collins Aerospaceís Military GPS and Raytheonís Radios businesses

BAE Systems plc announced today that it has entered into a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Collins Aerospaceís Military Global Positioning System business (GPS business) for $1.925 billion in cash and Raytheonís

Tyron Runflat presenting paper at IAV 2020 conference

Tyron Runflat Ltd's Director Peter Simson, will be presenting a paper on the development of runflat technology at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2020 conference in London tomorrow.

Rethinking aerospace and defence data management

Graham McCall, Vice President Operations UK, Aras, tells us why the aerospace and defence sectors need to rethink their approach to data management.

Rubb SK2911070220
See us at
AMAS BT0312270220FIL20BT010819260720VIDSE BT1605060320S&P BT241019040320