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Pentagon Taps Four Contractors to Build 8,000 Ventilators

  • Deliveries of first 1,400 Seen In May, DoD says in statement
  • Pentagon modified 1,500 contracts to increase progress payment

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The Pentagon’s logistics agency has modified an existing contract and will spend $84.4 million to buy 8,000 ventilators from four vendors, with delivery of an initial 1,400 by early May.

The companies tapped to make the devices are Zoll Medical Corp., Combat Medical Systems LLC, Hamilton Medical Inc., and VyAire Medical Inc., according to a Defense Logistics Agency spokesman.