Saab Australia (Saab) has selected New South Wales SME Global Defence Solutions (GDS) as the preferred soft shelter supplier for JP2060 Phase 3, Australia’s Deployable Health Capability (DHC) program.
Saab and GDS have also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), paving the way to work together to further advance complementary capabilities in deployable force infrastructure.
“This strategic partnership is a part of Saab’s ongoing commitment to partnering with leading Australian SMEs to deliver superior outcomes for our nation’s defence,” said Andy Keough CSC, Saab Australia Managing Director.
“We look forward to working with the GDS team and together creating solutions that will equip our Australian troops with world class deployable health capability.”
“We are delighted to be able to offer this comprehensive soft shelter solution to Saab and ultimately to the Australian Defence Force. This really is at the core of what we do as a business and we are proud to have an opportunity to deliver these truly innovative shelters,” said Laurie Koster, Managing Director, GDS.
Together with more than 70 Australian businesses, the nation’s deployable health capability will leverage the expertise and products of local businesses, further growing Australia’s industrial supply chain and developing sovereign capability.
GDS will join Saab and its capability partners Aspen Medical, Philips Healthcare Australia & NZ, Broadspectrum and Marshall Land Systems to deliver and support deployable military and humanitarian hospitals for use in Australia and overseas.
As the Prime contractor for Australia’s deployable health capability, Saab is delivering an integrated, scalable and modular solution to meet the Australian Defence Force’s current and future deployable health requirements. The capability will provide deployed troops and humanitarian relief missions with world-class clinical care, available for deployment within 24 hours.