Saab wins launch order for mobile medical system

Saab, through its local South African company, Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd,  has been awarded a contract to provide mobile medical system to Anglo American’ Kumba Iron Ore business unit.

This order is an important breakthrough for Saab in the private mining sector in the Sub Saharan region. This first order is to deliver on the requirement to design, manufacture, supply and deliver mobile medical systems to Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The mobile clinic system will not only provide  basic clinic services, but also extend its services to include amongst others, doctors, dentists, optometric services, basic theatre and basic medicine dispensing.

The aim is to provide a properly engineered system that can be maintained easily in remote locations in South Africa where there are limited medical skills available. The system will also meet the conditions of the harsh environment of the Northern Cape and move between locations on un-paved roads that exist in the region.

“The mining industry is a large employer in South Africa and these mobile medical systems will provide instant medical services to the employees and rural community where the mine functions in, where otherwise they would have to travel long distances to receive medical attention. With Saab’s experience and knowledge as a system integrator we are confident that we can successfully deliver a system with high functionality, reliability, availability and sustainable maintainability. It will be providing round-the -clock care when time is critical”, says Magnus Lewis-Olsson, CEO Saab Grintek Defence.

The solution and integration will take place at Saab in Centurion, South Africa (Saab Grintek Defence).


For further information, please contact:

Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018,

 Saab Subsaharan Africa, Anne Lewis-Olsson, +27 (0)71 6810429

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