Orlando defense contractors land prenatal simulator deal

A pair of Orlando firms has landed a defense contract seeking a simulator for obstetric emergencies in the military.

Orlando-based Knight Federal Solutions and SIMETRI announced the award on Monday. Terms of the deal were not shared.

However, an online database for the Defense Health Agency, under which the contract was awarded, listed an estimated value of $13 million for a similar contract.

SIMETRI provides realistic mannequins that provide training opportunities for the military.

The military’s COES2 program provides cutting-edge training for prenatal healthcare personnel.

COES, which stands for Complicated Obstetrical Emergency Simulation, reduces life-threatening risks to mothers and newborns.

Under terms of the Defense Health Agency deal, the firms will provide simulation-based obstetric training to 49 military inpatient facilities worldwide for the Military Health System, which provides services and benefits to military active-duty personnel, retirees and their families.

The deal is expected to include a five-year period of service and support to the program.

“In collaboration with SIMETRI, we are excited to support the mission of enhancing the skills of military medical personnel, ultimately leading to improved patient care and safety,” said Chris Baeten, CEO of Knight Federal Solutions, in a press release.

Angela M. Alban, President and CEO of SIMETRI, added: “Our partnership with Knight Federal on the COES2 project allows us to leverage our expertise to deliver high-quality, evidence-based training that makes a real difference. We are thrilled to continue providing advanced medical training for the Warfighter.”