Combat & Casualty Care

Q2 2016

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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Page 14 of 39 Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2016 | 13 exposure. When graduates leave the MLMIP, they are equipped with the advanced training needed to support current and future operations. C&CC: Can you give us some recent examples of medical products that have come out of USAMMA? COL Gibson: The USAMMA is also continually working to deliver materiel solutions that reduce size, weight, and/or Total Lifecycle Management Costs (TLMC). Every person and every pound consumes space on a transportation asset used for support, displacing a person or pound used for combat power at the "tip of the spear." Fielding equipment and materiel that minimizes logistical burden also increases critical space needed for early entry combat capabilities—increasing force agility, adaptability, and even lethality. Some recent acquisition success stories for us that highlight our continuing effort to provide capabilities to the warfighter while reducing logistical burden include: Air Supported TEMPER Shelters: In FY16, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, USAMMA is planning to spend more than $20 million to modernize the Army's field hospital soft-walled TEMPER (Tent, extendable, modular, personnel) tents with new Air-Supported TEMPER shelters. Not only have most of the TEMPER tents currently comprising the Combat Support Hospital (CSH) stock severely exceeded their lifespan, they are also heavy and cumbersome to erect. The Air-Supported TEMPERs are 50 percent lighter and cut set up time in half. The new tents also have a longer lifespan that the older tents, projected to last about five years longer, ultimately costing the Army less in maintenance and replacement. Automated field steam sterilizer (model P2131): In 2016, the USAMMA fielded a new steam sterilizer for use in Combat Support Hospitals (CSH), replacing an older system that often ran low on water and continued to overheat—resulting in frequent maintenance on the sterilizer. The P2131's water recovery system mitigates this issue and allows it to use 90 percent less water – or 10 gallons of water to process up to 100 loads – compared to 250 gallons by the previous model. The P2131 water softener is expected to decrease the amount of times the heating elements must be cleaned, replaced and decreases sustainment cost for parts. The P2131 will cut the 20-year TLMC by 30-40 percent, from $31,000 to $19,000 per system. The Full Operating Capability (FOC) for the Army is 475 systems, a cost savings of $5.7M across the force. Medical Vital Signs Simulator (MVSS): In 2016, the USAMMA fielded the MVSS, which performs the functions of three Commander's Corner Register Today! A BZ Media Event September 7-9, 2016 Paris Hotel, Las Vegas The Largest Commercial Dro n e Sh ow i n th e Wo rl d ! 135+ Exhibitors • 120+ Classes and Panels Demos • Keynotes • Women In Drones Luncheon 100+ Industry Expert Speakers InterDrone Film Festival "It looks like the drone industry has chosen their go-to event!" —Robert Rodriquez, President of the Society of Aerial Cinematography EMI Hardened To Protect Troops Long Life LED Manufacturer of Expeditionary Shelter, Medical, Equipment, Wide Area and Maintenance Lighting 800.346.1956 WWW.JAMESONLLC.COM Shelter Lights

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