Indian Red Cross Society will soon receive OxyTruck mobile oxygen filling stations, produced by Collins Aerospace unit in Lübeck, Germany. The US based defence manufacturer Raytheon Technologies Corp. which is the parent company of Collins Aerospace is retrofitting these OxyTruck mobile oxygen filling stations, which have the capability to transport approximately 270,000 liters of oxygen.
These have already landed at the Hindan Air Force Station, and will be handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society which will then hand them to the hospitals to be connected to hospital oxygen supply lines and help fill portable oxygen cylinders
These are normally used by military forces for filing aircraft oxygen systems, and now after retrofitting, these trucks which have been modified for civil use have been transported from Germany to India by the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Samit Ray, Regional Director Government Affairs South East Asia, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, says, “Raytheon Technologies, with the support of Collins Aerospace, is providing OxyTruck mobile oxygen filling stations.
The filling stations were loaded into the Indian Air Force planes in Germany and they have just landed at Hindon airport. We are unloading the trucks here today and we will be handing them over to the Red Cross Society shortly.”