Naval Warfare

Saturation Fly Away Diving System approved

11th October 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has approved the US Navy’s Saturation Fly Away Diving System (SATFADS) for sustained operations.

The approval follows 30ft wet certification testing of the system’s launch and recovery system in late September.

SATFADS is designed to provide a mobile and worldwide capability for deep water sustained diving operations. It can support six saturation divers for a period of 21 days, with an additional nine days of decompression.

Bill Dodd, master diver, Navy Experimental Diving Unit, said: ‘This effort is a culmination of more than two years of hard work and collaboration within NAVSEA. It allows our divers to train in a real-world environment that would not have happened if not for the detachment’s technical proficiency.’

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