Saab Australia (Saab) has moved a step closer to delivery of Australia’s deployable health capability (JP2060 Phase 3) with the signing of an AUD 8.28 million contract with key technology supplier and capability partner, Marshall. Once operational and deployed, the scanners will enable field medical staff to create detailed diagnostic images of patients – enabling immediate and accurate treatment in the field. Under the contract, applied-engineering firm Marshall will deliver three of its award-winning Marshall Military CT scanners for use as part of the deployable medical modules being delivered by Saab to the Australian Defence Force under the JP2060 Phase 3 project.
Andy Keough CSC, Saab Australia Managing Director, says:“Safe, effective and reliable medical equipment is critical to Australia’s deployable health capability in ensuring world-class clinical care. That’s why we’re delighted to have Marshall Land Systems on board. They are a leading supplier of proven deployable health systems and their CT scanners are currently being used by armed forces across the globe.”
Saab signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defence in 2020 to deliver more than 550 deployable health modules. The AUD 370 million order is to be fulfilled between 2020 and 2024. Modules within the program will include features such as surgical theatres, x-ray, CT scanning and ultrasound equipment, and trauma, intensive care and ward units. The CT units are being supplied in the United Kingdom by Philips and will be maintained in Australia by the locally based Philips team.
CT scanners combine a series of x-ray images and use computer processing power to create cross sections of targeted body parts. This allows medical staff to view bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. Saab and Marshall are currently exhibiting at DSEI 2021 in London, where visitors are welcome to learn more about these capabilities. Meet the Saab experts at stand H7-110 to learn more about Saab’s deployable health capability, or the Marshall team at stand H2-552, to learn more about Marshall’s CT scanner solutions.