US Army awards medevac training system contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a National Security Solutions provider, announced at the end of July that it had received a new multi-million dollar contract award to develop UH-60 Black Hawk medevac air crew training systems for the US Army. Kratos will provide multiple simulated full-fidelity Medical Support Equipment Suite (MSES) trainers to teach flight medic students how to operate all the necessary onboard systems.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a National Security Solutions provider, announced at the end of July that it had received a new multi-million dollar contract award to develop UH-60 Black Hawk medevac air crew training systems for the US Army. Kratos will provide multiple simulated full-fidelity Medical Support Equipment Suite (MSES) trainers to teach flight medic students how to operate all the necessary onboard systems.

The MSES is a full-fidelity training system that provides flight medics with the training required to treat, stabilise and provide in-flight medical care to critically injured or ill patients while being transported onboard the air ambulance. The simulated systems replicate the confined environment of the air ambulance and include a fully functional medical interior kit.

In addition, the training system will support scenario-based team mission training. Teams will be able to use an authentic training environment for communication, patient loading and unloading, and patient care, while addressing obstruction issues under day, night and night vision goggle (NVG) conditions, just as they might encounter under actual combat situations.