Covid-19 Update – Ventilators
The Government has today asked the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium, of which BAE Systems is a proud member, to begin the rapid production of ventilator systems in the fight against COVID-19.
Given the urgent timescale with thousands of ventilators required in the coming weeks, it made sense for companies with strong experience in producing ventilators to lead this effort, with others bringing expertise in high-value precision manufacturing and engineering to support them.
BAE System’s role in VentilatorChallengeUK is to help ramp up the production of a proven ventilator design, which has been supplied by a leading UK medical company to help those suffering from the virus. BAE will be providing integrated, tested sub-systems and components, which makes the best use of our strong project management and engineering skills, while saving significant time during the final assembly of the ventilators.