Smiths Detection Inc. announces $27M order from U.S. Army for mobile medical shelters 32206154

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Smiths Detection Inc. announces $27M order from U.S. Army for mobile medical shelters
U.S. company Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) has announced it has received a $27.7 million (€23.8 million) follow-on production order from the Department of the Army for Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS).
Smiths Detection Inc. announces $27M order from U.S. Army for mobile medical sheltersSmith Detection Inc's CBPS-M8E1 mounted on a FMTV truck

SDI’s CBPS M8E1 systems are specialized, highly mobile medical shelters. They are designed to military specifications, are highly resistant to chemical and biological threats and can be used in natural disasters and other emergencies, such as a potential terrorist attack response. They build on SDI’s chemical and biological detection and identification expertise by providing the military a highly mobile, chemical/biological agent-free environment and safe haven for patients in which to administer healthcare without the need for protective clothing. CBPS systems are manufactured at Smiths Detection's U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, MD.

Terry Gibson, SDI President, said: “Our mission is to deliver technology solutions for a safer world. The highly innovative CBPS not only provides soldiers and caregivers with a safe working environment, its dual-use mobility can also give civilians shelter in times of need. This program clearly aligns with our mission and unwavering commitment to bring to life smart, versatile technology to help safeguard society.”

The Chemical Biological Protective Shelter Model E1 (CBPS-M8E1) is a highly mobile, self-contained collective protection system that provides a contamination free, environmentally controlled working area for medical combat services and combat service support personnel to work freely without continuously wearing chemical-biological protective clothing.

Key major performance enhancements are focused on providing a safe, reliable, protected environment for delivering emergency medical care to our service men and women.

A 400 square foot working area allows more people to be treated and easier maneuverability in the shelter. Up to 15 patients in one hour can be transported in or out of the system. The air conditioning capacity has been increased to provide greater comfort to medical personnel and patients even under extreme conditions.

CBPS-M8E1 was designed for easy maintainability. The filters and engine have improved access for routine maintenance. Extensive built-in test, diagnostic, and control functions through a central computer-based control panel allow for efficient resolution of issues.


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