A Basingstoke technology company has been awarded a £14million contract for medical monitors to the Ministry of Defence.
Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT), in Ashwood Park, was chosen to provide 900 Tempus Pro monitors, which will enable the military to manage medical incidents in remote locations.
Twenty new jobs have been created on top of the 60 people already employed.
Graham Murphy, chief executive officer of RDT, said: “We are incredibly proud to be providing the Tempus Pro to our armed forces, who do such important work to keep us all safe.
“One of the reasons the Tempus Pro is being adopted by the UK and many other NATO militaries is because of its unique ability to be enhanced in the field as new technologies emerge or needs evolve.
“The world is an ever-changing place and this flexibility is important to all our customers.”
The Tempus Pro monitors complex vital signs together with transmittance of the data to ensure continuity and accuracy of the patient’s records.
Before awarding the contract, the monitor faced a year-long intensive evaluation when it was deployed and tested in harsh conditions.
Defence minister Harriett Baldwin said: “Our armed forces serve with incredible commitment and bravery, and the new Tempus Pro monitor will ensure they receive the best possible care and treatment should they be wounded or taken ill.
“Backed by our rising defence budget and our £178bn equipment plan, our investment in these cutting-edge medical monitors demonstrates how we are working with our NATO allies to provide lifesaving equipment to our frontline personnel.”
Basingstoke MP Maria Miller said: “RDT is a groundbreaking company and its success demonstrates the strong entrepreneurial, engineering and technological talent available in Basingstoke. This talent pool supports a thriving hub of high growth, high tech businesses.”