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Nov 23, 2021

Saab and Philips Partner to Deliver World-leading Deployable Healthcare for the Australian Defence Force     

The two global leaders sign a multi-year contract for the delivery of state-of-the-art deployable hospitals to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with Philips acting as lead provider and integrator of healthcare solutions and medical technology equipment


Sydney, Australia – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Saab Australia (Saab), global leader in military defence, announced the signing of a contract for the delivery of innovative healthcare solutions as part of Australia’s deployable health capability (DHC) program, Joint Program 2060 Phase 3 (JP2060Ph3).

The multi-year contract with Philips, is one of four strategic capability partnerships that Saab, leading Australia’s deployable health capability program, will enter for its delivery of state-of-the-art flexible and fully operational deployable hospitals to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Saab has selected Philips to act as the lead provider and integrator of healthcare solutions and medical technology equipment, with an initial supporting contract starting at 2 million AUD.  Over the next 18 months, as Saab completes the required JP2060 detailed design milestones with the Department of Defence, its contract with Philips is expected to grow to over $50 million AUD.


The contract with Philips will deliver the most technologically advanced health care solutions and point of care diagnostics, enabling emergency field doctors, surgeons and clinical teams to make informed diagnostic decisions at the scene of the emergency, empowering them to deliver the best of clinical care on deployment and in the field. 

Our partnership with Philips is vital in supporting the delivery of world-class and sophisticated health care solutions into this new, landmark capability that will support Australian Defence Force military and humanitarian operations,” “Saab’s delivery of Australia’s deployable health capability program will provide new, life-saving capability to the Australian Defence Force that enables safe, effective and immediate treatment in the field for Australian troops.”

Andy Keough

Managing Director of Saab Australia

We’ve brought together a suite of solutions that meet the special requirements of the Australian Deployable Health Capability program, maximizing the possibilities of healthcare delivery from anywhere and anytime,” “Our innovative and technologically advanced solutions will facilitate access to care in the most critical emergency situations, benefiting the Australian Defence Forces and civilians alike.”

Matt Moran

Managing Director of Philips Australia and New Zealand

Saab has recently commenced construction of its purpose-built South East Queensland facility, which will serve as the base of operations for Australia’s DHC Program. As part of its partnership with Defence, Saab is also relocating its global Centre of Excellence from Europe to Australia.


The delivery of JP2060 to the Australian Defence Force will enhance Australia’s clinical health care response capability by delivering more than 550 deployable health modules, equipped with life-saving healthcare solutions. Each of the modules will provide a different health function, such as pathology, intensive care, treatment and holding, resuscitation, surgery, primary dental care, imaging, and environmental health.


The deployable health modules will support the ADF’s evolving operational requirements, including domestic and regional humanitarian deployments.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 17.3 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. Visit our news center for the latest news about Philips. 

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About Saab

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.

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Sarah AL Hashimi

Sarah Al-Hashimi

Corporate Communications Manager

Philips, Australia & New Zealand


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