Saab signs deployable health capability contract with strategic partner Marshall


14-09-2021
Marshall CT scanner with patient and medical staff

Saab Australia 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.

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. 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.

“Safe, effective and reliable medical equipment is critical to Australia’s deployable health capability in ensuring world-class clinical care,” says Andy Keough CSC, Saab Australia Managing Director.

“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 programme will include features such as surgical theatres, x-ray, CT scanning and ultrasound equipment, and trauma, intensive care and ward units.

Marshall Land Systems Managing Director Ray Cutting says the scanners being supplied for the project have a proven operational record in the most hostile of environments.

“I am delighted that Saab Australia has decided to partner with us on this critical element of the JP2060 Phase 3 programme,” he says. “Our innovative and award-winning CT scanner system is designed to meet clinicians’ needs for the highest quality diagnostic imagery, even in the most austere environments, and can be operational within four hours of arrival on site.”

Mr Cutting says the benefit of having access to CT imagery in the field cannot be overstated. “The unit will give military surgeons vital CT imagery on deployed operations to quickly and accurately diagnose trauma for severely injured patients. Potentially, more lives will be saved.”

The CT units are being supplied in the United Kingdom by Philipsand 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 (14- 17 September) 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.

About Saab

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe.

Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world.

Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems.

Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.

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Field hospital

 

Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

Marshall Group