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17 September 2015

DSEI 2015: Marshall Confirms Capabilities in Providing Military Vehicle Stretcher Systems

Casualty handling on the battlefield is critical to maintaining moral. To achieve this not only is excellent training needed but also a high quality ambulance fit out. Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has developed a range of stretcher systems to be fitted into armoured ambulances and is displaying these on stand S3-310.

British MERT Team loading a casualty into a Land Rover ambulance fitted with a Marshall stretcher system.  The company has delivered over 800 systems and a number are still in service. (Photo: UK MOD)

The systems have been developed based on the proven experience of supplying stretcher solutions for a range of armoured ambulances in service across Europe and over 800 stretcher systems for the ubiquitous Land Rover Ambulance which has been in service around the world for over 40 years with the British and other Armies.

The skills of our engineering teams in developing these stretcher systems demonstrate that not only that Marshall is able to work closely with the end user and our partners but also has the innovate skills to deliver a quality, long lasting solution which is fit for purpose,” said Steve Fitz-Gerald, Chief Executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. “Whenever nations are either upgrading their vehicle fleets or purchasing new ones there are opportunities for us to integrate the medical equipment into the clinical white space as well as provide stretcher systems using our proven vehicle engineering skills.”

The stretcher systems are designed to maximise the working space in each type of vehicle for the medical attendant to monitor and treat the casualty, whether on a stretcher or seated. The loading systems are engineered to minimise the effort and time of loading the stretcher by the combat medics into the vehicle so reducing the risk to themselves, the casualty and the vehicle.