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Pentagon to buy 8,000 ventilators in $84M deal, officials say

March 30, 2020 / By Louis Casiano | Fox News

The Pentagon will spend $84.4 million to purchase 8,000 ventilators from four vendors, according to a contract signed over the weekend, with the first deliveries slated to happen in May.

The Defense Department said the companies tapped to produce the much-needed equipment are Combat Medical Systems, Hamilton Medical, VyAire Medical and Zoll Medical Corp.

“This will be a time-phased delivery over the next several months and we expect orders to begin shipment within the next few days, with 1,400 being delivered by early May,” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews said. “Delivery locations will be determined by FEMA.”

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