Rheinmetall from Germany to provide Ukraine with a modern field military hospital
With backing from the German government, Rheinmetall will soon be supplying the Ukrainian armed forces with a turnkey modern field hospital. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence awarded the €9 million order to Rheinmetall subsidiary Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH (ZMS) in September 2022. The package includes training on the system. Delivery is scheduled to take place in 2023.
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German company Rheinmetall will provide a field military hospital to Ukraine. (Picture source Rheinmetall)
The field hospital is a combined tent and container-based system, including high-quality medical equipment built into ZMS shelters. Rheinmetall is also supplying the tents and necessary infrastructure for autarkic operation.
Among other things, the system includes an emergency room, triage room, operating room, an intensive care unit, computer tomography, a sterilization facility and a pharmacy. It also features tents for administration, care provision, surgery prep, triage, a waiting area and staff accommodation. Moreover, there are support containers for sanitation, transport, potable and non-potable water, oxygen, power supply as well as a decontamination tent. The field hospital is Role 2 standard compliant.
Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH is one of the world’s leading maker of customized individual shelter solutions – mobile functional spaces that create an environment that would otherwise only be possible in permanent structures. Its expertise in creating complete mobile medical care facilities and its ability to integrate the latest medical technology into existing infrastructure feature prominently in the company’s portfolio of innovative systems.
ZMS belongs to Rheinmetall’s new International Projects and Services component, which brings together the Group’s resources and capabilities for supporting military customers during deployed operations, as well as in depot logistics and munitions disposal. Rheinmetall aims to be a one-stop shop in the deployment support market. For example, it plans, erects and operates accommodation billets at forward operating bases. The portfolio also encompasses hardened shelters and sanitation facilities, plus base security surveillance, including state-of-the-art sensors and robotics.