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JFD secures exclusive defence partnership in Turkey with Armelsan

JFD secures exclusive defence partnership in Turkey with Armelsan

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09 October 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced a new partnership with Armelsan, a leading Turkey-based designer and supplier of sonar systems for the Turkish Navy.

The partnership, which will see Armelsan become JFDs in-country partner in Turkey for defence opportunities, is part of JFDs ongoing ambition to improve safety and preserve the lives of submariners across the globe and improve advancements in defence diving technology.

Established in 2011 with offices in Ankara and Istanbul, Armelsan delivers a variety of sonar systems including diver detection sonar, hull mounted anti-submarine warfare sonar and mine hunting sonar, as well as ROV systems for military and civil applications. Through the new partnership with JFD, Armelsan will gain access to JFDs submarine rescue expertise, which includes submarine rescue vehicles and submarine rescue chambers, as well as training for JFDs defence diving products range. In turn, Armelsan will support the usage of JFDs products by the Turkish market and Turkish companies seeking subsea solutions for international projects.

Giovanni Corbetta, Managing Director, JFD, said: "We are pleased to have signed this new partnership with Armelsan, which opens up the Turkish defence market to JFD, enabling us to share our innovation and subsea expertise with another important global region. With complementing technologies, business values and a passion for delivering excellence, Armelsan is an ideal partner for JFD. By delivering subsea equipment to the Turkish market via our new partnership we can further deliver against our commitment to provide the best possible equipment and training to submariners and defence divers, maximising their chances of survival in the event of an incident.