Centre of Excellence to Relocate from Sweden to Australia
Saab has signed a contract with the Australian DoD to deliver deployable health modules for the government’s Deployable Health Capability Programme (Joint Project 2060). Order value is A$337 million (€203.3 million) for the years 2020-2027, including five years of support.
The company has partnered with other specialists – notably Aspen Medical, Philips Healthcare Australia & NZ, Broadspectrum and Marshall Land Systems – to deliver over 550 deployable medical modules.
“Saab is a strategic and long-term partner for Australian Defence and as a result of this contract, we will relocate our global deployable health centre of excellence from Sweden to Australia,” stated Andy Keough, Managing Director of Saab Australia.
Saab delivers health modules which include a surgical theatre, mobile computed tomography (CT) scanner, x-ray and ultrasound equipment along with trauma, intensive care and ward units, which can be ready for national or international deployment within 24 hours. The programme will ultimately see a purpose-built warehouse located in South East Queensland to meet the storage, training and maintenance requirements for Joint Project 2060.