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Australian Army and Air Force personnel training to deploy lifesaving field hospital capability

Saab Australia last week hosted ADF personnel at its Deployable Health Capability Support Centre (DHCSC) in Queensland to deliver CMR 2 Introduction into Service training to enable the deployment of Australia’s new mobile field hospital capability.

Under the JP2060 Phase 3 acquisition contract, Saab and strategic partner Aspen Medical are training more than 2,500 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to use flexible and modular field hospitals during military and humanitarian missions. 

Saab has partnered with Philips, Aspen Medical, GDS, Marshall Land Systems and Ventia to design, integrate and deliver Defence more than 550 health modules to provide clinical care, including surgery, advanced medical imaging, trauma and intensive care services.

The project is being delivered at the 14,000 square metre DHCSC that is integrated into the ADF’s Joint Logistics System and includes the state’s largest Central Sterile Services Department.

“This project is a shining example of collaboration between a prime system integrator, industry partners and Defence,” said Saab Australia Managing Director, Andy Keough CSC.

“Since being awarded the contract in 2020, people from all of these organisations have been working collaboratively to deliver lifesaving deployable health capabilities.

“The training that’s being provided on-site at the DHCSC will enable the ADF to deploy flexible field hospital solutions around the world and ensure the Commonwealth gets the best value from this major investment.”

Aspen Medical General Manager APAC Operations, Mick Humphreys CSC, said
Aspen was delighted to be able to draw upon its considerable deployable hospital experience in conflict zones and humanitarian crises, from Africa to the Middle East, and across the Pacific, to the benefit of the ADF.

“This real-world experience plus the quality of our JP2060 team on the ground is
developing best-in-class practical operator and maintenance training for ADF clinicians.