MHO Home   Forum Home   Help   Register   Login
 
 
Welcome to MilitaryHistoryOnline.com.
You are not signed in.
The current time is: 12/18/2017 12:15:09 AM
 Ordnance    
AuthorMessage
kaii
Edinburgh, UK
top 10
E-9 Sergeant Major


Posts: 1948

NATO Submarine Rescue System
Posted on: 2/13/2017 2:26:29 PM
The NSRS was tested in Arctic waters for the first time last week, when the Navies of the UK, France and Norway completed a submarine rescue exercise (Northern Sun) in the Norwegian Arctic region.

The system is owned by UK, France and Norway and is permanently stationed in the UK (Prestwick in Scotland).The system is portable (about 350 tons airlifted by seven C-17 transports, two AN-124 and one A300M) and can operate anywhere in the world on 72 hours notice. 40 divers and 24 medical personnel from the there countries are permanently employed as part of the system. Whereas other submarine rescue systems are fixed to one, or a few dedicated ships, the NSRS is tailored to operate from a number of ships in the three navies.

The system can rescue 150 people from up to 600 metres depth.In exercise Northern Sun, a Norwegian submarine simulated a breakdown at 150 metres depth, and the crew was rescued by the NSRS. The main objective was to train cooperation between the Norwegian Navy/Coast Guard, which regularly operates in Arctic waters, and the operators of the NSRS who are normally based in Scotland.


Photo Thorbjorn Lovland/FF

---------------
You can be a Dictator or you can design ladies undergarments. You can't do both (Bertie Wooster)

BWilson

top 5
E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


Posts: 3552

Re: NATO Submarine Rescue System
Posted on: 2/13/2017 2:30:06 PM
 Serious technology there.

Cheers

BW
---------------
With occasional, fatigued glances at life's rear-view mirror from the other side of time.

 Ordnance    
 Forum Ads from Google