Raytheon hands over 4 oxygen refilling trucks to Red Cross
Four cell oxygen filling trucks donated by aerospace and defence firm Raytheon Technologies Corporation have been handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society for additional distribution, the corporate mentioned on Friday.
“Raytheon Technologies Corporation has retrofitted OxyTruck mobile oxygen filling stations, produced by its Collins Aerospace unit in Lübeck, Germany, to help with the COVID-19 crisis in India,” an organization assertion mentioned.
The stations arrived on the Hindon air base in an Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 plane.
Samit Ray, regional director authorities affairs South East Asia, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, mentioned within the assertion that the corporate was offering OxyTruck cell oxygen filling stations to join with hospital oxygen provide traces and assist fill transportable oxygen cylinders India. “Each truck can transport approximately 270,000 litres of much-needed oxygen,” he acknowledged.
Normally utilized by army forces to fill plane oxygen methods, the trucks have been being modified for civil use. “In addition to the OxyTruck donation, Collins Aerospace has provided significant charitable cash donations to local organizations in need,” mentioned Par Wadhawan, managing director and web site lead of Collins Aerospace, Bengaluru.
Raytheon and its companies have donated 1.2 million items of private protecting gear, funding for 1,000 oxygen concentrators, and have been making monetary contributions to native reduction organisations. The firm was additionally matching worker donations to quite a few non-profits supporting COVID-19 reduction efforts in India, the assertion added.