L-3 to continue support for US Army’s MC4 programme

1 April 2015 (Last Updated April 1st, 2015 18:30)

L-3 has secured a contract to provide integration and technical support for the US Army's medical communications for combat casualty care (MC4) programme.

MC4 system

L-3 has secured a contract to provide integration and technical support for the US Army's medical communications for combat casualty care (MC4) programme.

Under the terms of the $117m contract, L-3 National Security Solutions (L-3 NSS) will expand its current engineering and integration efforts to include operational technical support for the tactical medical information system.

L-3 NSS president Les Rose said: "We have supported the Army's MC4 programme team through 15 years of immense transformation.

"This essential programme has helped save soldiers' lives and has ensured continuity of care for the wounded."

The MC4 programme integrates and fields the army's capability to digitally capture medical treatment data in operational environments, while improving continuity of care and enabling a comprehensive lifelong electronic medical record for service personnel.

The MC4 is a semi-ruggedised system-of-systems used by deployable medical forces to gain quick, accurate access to patient histories and forward casualty resuscitation information, ensuring the provision of appropriate medical treatment to deployed soldiers from the battlefield through recovery and beyond.

"This essential programme has helped save soldiers' lives and has ensured continuity of care for the wounded."

The health support information management system also provides units with automated tools to facilitate patient tracking, blood management, medical reporting and medical logistical support.

In addition, the system enhances medical situational awareness of the combatant commanders by allowing them access to medical surveillance information.

Administered by the MC4 Product Management Office, MC4 is an acquisition programme directly reporting to the Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US.

The contract's period of performance runs from January of this year through December 2019.


Image: US Army medics train in the medical communications for combat casualty care system in use in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other forward-deployed locations. Photo: courtesy of DoD photo by Donna Miles.