20-Jan-2012 Source: Patria
The Swedish Armed Forces Logistics, FMLOG, has selected Patria as the prime supplier of technical systems and maintenance support for the Swedish Armed Forcesâ€™ helicopters. The contract is an expansion of the current technical services and support agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces. The three-year contract has an option for additional two years.
The agreement includes a broad spectrum of support services for all the helicopter systems currently in operation and systems coming into operation in the Swedish Armed Forces. Patria provides support for various helicopter models such as HKP10 (Super Puma), HKP14 (NH90), HKP15 (Agusta 109) and HKP16 (Black Hawk), as well as the models to be phased out such as HKP4 (Boeing Vertol) and HKP9 (Bo105).
The agreement complements the Swedish Armed Forcesâ€™ own operations in main operating bases as well as in forward operating bases. The wide-ranging services provided by Patria vary from administration to sales of spare parts and special services within the military helicopter support.
â€œThis agreement is an important step for us in order to show Patria’s capability in supporting military programs with cost effective solutions. We’ve learned to appreciate the significance of the â€˜best value for moneyâ€™-requirement with demanding customers like the Swedish Armed Forcesâ€,says Lassi Matikainen, President of Patria Aviation.