Saab Australia (Saab), global leader in military defence, and Philips Australia , a global leader in health technology, announced the signing of a contract for the delivery of innovative healthcare solutions as part of Australia’s deployable health capability (DHC) program, Joint Program 2060 Phase 3 (JP2060Ph3).
The multi-year contract with Philips, is one of a number of four strategic capability partnerships that Saab, leading Australia’s deployable health capability program, will enter for its delivery of state-of-the-art flexible and fully operational deployable hospitals to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Saab has selected Philips to act as the lead provider and integrator of healthcare solutions and medical technical equipment, with an initial supporting contract starting at 2 million AUD. Over the next 18 months, as Saab completes the required JP2060 detailed design milestones with the Department of Defence, its contract with Philips is expected to grow to over $50 million AUD.
The contract with Philips will deliver the most technologically advanced health care solutions and point of care diagnostics, enabling emergency field doctors, surgeons and clinical teams to make informed diagnostic decisions at the scene of the emergency, empowering them to deliver the best of clinical care on deployment and in the field.
“Our partnership with Philips is vital in supporting the delivery of world-class and sophisticated health care solutions into this new, landmark capability that will support Australian Defence Force military and humanitarian operations,” said Andy Keough, Managing Director of Saab Australia.
“Saab’s delivery of Australia’s deployable health capability program will provide new, life-saving capability to the Australian Defence Force that enables safe, effective and immediate treatment in the field for Australian troops.”
“We’ve brought together a suite of solutions that meet the special requirements of the Australian Deployable Health Capability program, maximizing the possibilities of healthcare delivery from anywhere and anytime,” said Matt Moran, Managing Director of Philips Australia and New Zealand.
“Our innovative and technologically advanced solutions will facilitate access to care in the most critical emergency situations, benefiting the Australian Defence Forces and civilians alike.”
Saab has recently commenced construction of its purpose-built South East Queensland facility, which will serve as the base of operations for Australia’s DHC Program. As part of its partnership with Defence, Saab is also relocating its global Centre of Excellence from Europe to Australia.