$7.1M more for R&D Into Next-Generation Military Hospital Test Shelters
Small business qualifier Mobile Medical International Corp. in Saint Johnsbury, VT has received a $7.1 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for research and development of the 21st century military hospital system production efficient test shelters. Work will be performed in Saint Johnsbury, VT and is expected to be completed by July 26, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on Oct. 1, 2001 by the Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Frederick, MD (DAMD17-03-C-0002).
The Singaporeans, Germans et. al believe they already have a production efficient set of 21st century medical shelters/ hospital systems, based on ubiquitous ISO containers and offering easy expansion. Their TransHospital system has even been used in the USA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as part of the international aid that arrived on scene. MMIC offers a somewhat similar system which also takes advantage of the ISO container’s inherent transportability, stability, and natural protection and load-carrying capacities. EADS’ TransHospital will also be evaluated for the Future Medical Shelter System requirement.