JFD acquires Ortega Submersibles

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UK defence firm JFD has acquired all the assets, intellectual property, and design rights of Netherlands-based designer and builder Ortega Submersibles.

The acquisition will enable JFD to further expand its offering of advanced swimmer delivery vehicles (SDVs) and to develop new specialised small- and medium-sized craft.

JFD, through its subsidiary JFD Ortega, will retain Ortega’s office and manufacturing facility and its whole team of designers and engineers at the established operational base in Enschede.

The company will also add to its existing SDV manufacturing capability based in Vaxholm, Sweden, and expand its offering to include new vehicle designs that will allow special forces operators to safely conduct high-risk covert missions.

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