Bundeswehr Orders $7.35M in Container-Based “TransHospitals”
Germany’s Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) recently awarded EADS Defence Electronics a contract to supply the German Armed Forces with three further “TransHospital” Light Rescue Centres. The contract is worth approx. EUR 6 million (USD $7.35 million). Two of the three Light Rescue Centers are due to be delivered to the German medical service this year.
The TransHospital is designed as a modular system, and the rescue station that makes qualified operations possible can be extended to a complete field hospital with all the functions of a stationary hospital by adding additional modules.
Each of these rescue centres consists of an Operations functional container, an Operation Preparations functional container, an Admission container, a Utilities container for medical equipment and a Clinical/Chemical Laboratory.
The German Armed Forces have already deployed TransHospital field centers for several years, and are currently using EADS field hospitals in humanitarian operations in such areas as Afghanistan and the Balkans. A naval version of the hospital is also deployed on the supply vessels of the German Navy.
TransHospital was also used recently to care for the Tsunami victims in South-East Asia, and as part of Germany’s assistance with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the USA. The “TransHospital” system is also deployed in various configurations by the armed forces of Singapore, Spain, Slovenia and the United Arab Emirates.
- See all DID TransHospital coverage
- EADS North America ISS – TransHospital web site
- EADS – TransHospital
- EADS (Oct 6/08) – EADS North America underscores its airlift, target drone, medical care and services capabilities at the Army Association’s Annual Meeting. “More than 500 TransHospital shelter units have been delivered by EADS for use by the German Army, Air Force and Navy; the Spanish Air Force; Singapore Navy; United Arab Emirates Army, and Slovenian Army.”