Micro-X sells X-ray equipment to Defence

Medical equipment manufacturer Micro-X has sold Rover portable X-ray machines to Saab Australia for use in deployable hospitals being supplied to the Australian defence force.

The deal, worth $1.3 million, is for the company’s revolutionary cold cathode X-ray machines where X-rays are generated at the tip of an array of carbon nanotubes – a world first for the Adelaide company.

The sale is the first to defence forces, and follows Micro-X taking back a measure of control for the distribution of its machines from a distributor, a move which nets the company with higher margins and an ability to interact directly with customers.

The machines will be part of a $337 million contract Saab has with defence to supply 550 military and humanitarian deployable medical modules for use in Australia and overseas.

At an event to mark the contract signing Saab Australia managing director Andy Keough acknowledged the Rover as an example of a world-leading technology and capability from Australian industry.

Machines will be delivered with ancillary support equipment and ruggedised shipping containers.

Picture: Micro-X/Rover manufacture

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