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EADS field hospital for the Slovenian Armed Forces

* Medical treatment in compliance with the NATO standard
* Provisions for deployment in foreign countries

Friedrichshafen, Germany, 18 November 2005

EADS has delivered a mobile field hospital to the Slovenian Armed Forces. This was announced by the company on Friday. In addition to the modular structure, the EADS Defence Electronics system stands out since it can be deployed autonomously at the most contrasting spots around the world: the possible areas of deployment range from arctic climes to desert regions.

The field hospital is based on the well-established “TransHospital” system which is already used by various armed forces around the world. This means the Slovenian medical service will have a field hospital which complies with the NATO standard. It allows surgery to be carried out even under adverse climatic and hygienic conditions. The medical modules for surgery, intensive care, X-ray and ultra-sound diagnosis, pharmacy and blood bank, laboratory and sterilization are supplemented by shelters for patients, water supply and waste water disposal systems as well as power supply units. The field hospital can be extended with further functions, so that the Patient will get the same medical treatment as in a stationary hospital at home.

“With this field hospital, the Slovenian medical service is in a position to be quick and flexible when taking part in operations in foreign countries with NATO and the EU”, said Bernhard Gerwert, Head of EADS Defence Electronics. “The order from Slovenia underlines our leading position in the market for mobile medical systems.”

The TransHospital system guarantees interoperability with the medical services of other armed forces. Moreover, the modular concept puts the Slovenian customer in a position to extend the field hospital step-by-step with further facilities for medical treatment.

A mobile EADS rescue station has proved its worth in the wake of this year’s hurricane catastrophes in the USA. Thousands of people hit by the hurricanes were given medical assistance there. In a joint campaign, EADS and the German Armed Forces ensured quick medical relief. Since the rescue station is designed to be set up and dismantled very quickly, it was possible to deploy it directly in those areas worst hit.

EADS Defence & Security Systems, with revenues of about € 5.4 billion in 2004 and roughly 23,000 employees across ten nations, forms the defence and security pillar within EADS. It offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and homeland security units. It is active in the areas of military aircraft, missile systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems with manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), battlefield management systems, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, and related services.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2004, EADS generated revenues of € 31.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 110,000.

Your contact:
Martin Billeisen
EADS Defence Electronics
Friedrichshafen
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 7545 8 3144
mailto: martin.billeisen@eads.com



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