Airbus and Siemens Healthineers team to offer a Deployable Health Capability to the Australian Defence Force
19 May 2017
Brisbane, May 18 2017: Airbus and Siemens Healthineers, the leading global healthcare company, today announced a teaming arrangement to offer the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a system of medical facilities, which can be readily deployed for both combat and humanitarian missions.
Under the signed agreement, the companies will jointly bid for the Australian Government’s JP2060 Phase 3 Deployable Health Capability project.
Airbus and Siemens Healthineers intend to propose the Airbus TransHospital medical care system, which is in service with defence forces around the world.
Comprising a modular and scalable hard shelter and tent-based system, TransHospital enables the full spectrum of medical care from first-aid stations to a full operational hospital with advanced diagnostic and surgical capabilities.
Tony Fraser, Airbus Group Australia Pacific Managing Director, said the Deployable Health Capability is a key enabler for a modern and agile defence force. It facilitates clinical health care delivery of the highest standards to support operational deployments, exercises, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
“Experience has demonstrated how important it is to have the right medical facilities to ensure that the men and women of the ADF are provided with the best practice military health care available. This critical medical capability carries the exacting standards expected of the aerospace sector. The combined Airbus and Siemens Healthineers expertise will deliver the benchmark for deployable healthcare,” said Mr Fraser.
“We also appreciate the importance of sustaining the Deployable Health Capability so that it meets the ADF’s long-term needs.”
Under the proposal, a responsive and resilient support system will be backed by Australian industry to enable the ADF to count on this important capability whenever and wherever it is needed. In addition to military service in places like Afghanistan, Kosovo, Djibouti and Mali, the Airbus TransHospital has proven its effectiveness and reliability in international disaster relief missions.
Michael Shaw, Australia New Zealand Managing Director at Siemens Healthineers, said: “Disaster relief is about more than a one-off gesture of aid. It is a lasting, long-term approach to recovery. Drawing on our key competencies in providing a unique portfolio of healthcare innovations as well as scientific research, we strive to give as many people as possible access to high-quality medical technologies and support affected communities in their challenges to maintain or regain functionality.
“We are very excited to be teaming with Airbus to provide innovative technologies and know-how that have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for many.”
The modular TransHospital system is designed to international standards and meets the most stringent hygiene regulations. It is built for, qualified against, and proven in mission profiles for both military and civil disaster relief operations.
The gentlemen in the photo are (from left to right):
• Michael Shaw, Australia New Zealand Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers
• Tony Fraser, Managing Director, Airbus Group Australia Pacific.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Airbus is also a leading supplier of mobile hospital solutions with more than 500 modules delivered. With a track record spanning more than 25 years, TransHospital is combat proven and qualified, delivering a reliable, modern and high standard medical support system. Airbus has a workforce of 1,700 in Australia and the Pacific.
About Siemens Healthineers
Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. To help customers succeed in today’s dynamic healthcare marketplace, Siemens Healthineers is championing new business models that maximise opportunity and minimise risk for healthcare providers. Siemens Healthineers employs 600 staff in Australia and New Zealand.