The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £14 million medical monitor contract to Hampshire firm Remote Diagnostic Technologies.

The Basingstoke company is a specialist in pre-hospital care solutions with its Tempus Pro product able to measure the vital signs of patients.

The new agreement will see the delivery of around 900 of the compact monitors, which will enable the UK military to manage medical incidents in the remote and challenging locations in which it operates.

Tempus Pro monitors will be deployed on medical evacuation vehicles and aircraft, battalion aid stations, hospital ships, field hospitals and in far forward locations by special operations teams.

“RDT is a ground-breaking company and its success in securing this contract demonstrates the strong entrepreneurial, engineering and technological talent available in Basingstoke,” said Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke. 

“This talent pool supports a thriving hub of high growth, high tech businesses in the town.

“The contract will sustain over 60 jobs at RDT’s local facility and has helped in the creation of 20 new roles.”

Over the next five years, the MOD will replace all existing monitors with the Tempus Pro system. RDT has already delivered 444 monitors to the Armed Forces.

This award is the latest in a long line of successes for RDT, which has achieved 60 per cent growth in the last 12 months. The firm was founded in 1997.

Minister for defence procurement Harriett Baldwin said: “Our Armed Forces serve with incredible commitment and bravery, and the new Tempus Pro monitor will ensure that they will receive the best possible care and treatment should they be wounded or taken ill on operations.

“Backed by our rising defence budget and our £178 billion 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.”

Before awarding the contract, the Defence Equipment and Support organisation conducted an intensive year-long, multi-discipline monitor evaluation process that saw the system deployed and rigorously tested in extremely harsh and challenging locations.

DE&S CEO Tony Douglas said: “This state-of-the-art piece of equipment shows how we are delivering proven, world-leading equipment to our Armed Forces.

“The Tempus Pro monitor is a step forward in innovation and safety, demonstrating how we are committed to improving the medical care received by those keeping our country safe.”

Graham Murphy, RDT CEO, added: “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.

“To that end, RDT has an exciting set of new features in development to which the MOD will have full access as they become available.”