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COVID-19 prompts RCAF to enhance medevac capabilities

3rd June 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Ian Keddie in Toronto


The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is procuring a new isolation system to facilitate the transport of up to four highly infectious patients on board Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-177 Globemaster or CC-130J Hercules (pictured) transport aircraft.

After it issued a request for proposals (RfP) in early April to source an Aeromedical Bio-Containment Evacuation System (ABES),  the DND revealed on 29 May that a C$3.7 million contract had been awarded to Knight Aerospace Medical Systems LLC.

‘The RCAF is on the path to becoming much more agile in the safe aeromedical evacuation of infected patients,’ Lt Gen Al

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Ian Keddie


Ian Keddie

Ian Keddie is a Shephard correspondent based in Toronto, Canada.

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