Swedish Armed Forces

Safran and Saab renewed their SBH® contract

Safran and Saab renewed their SBH® contract

18-Nov-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Saab have renewed their agreement to support Arrius 2K2 engines powering the Leonardo AW109 operated by the Swedish Armed Forces . This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a 9-years MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and services agreement supporting a total of 45 engines. This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines... Read more

Last HKP 14 delivered

Last HKP 14 delivered

12-Jul-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announces that it has taken delivery of the last aircraft of the 18 NH90s ordered from NHIndustries back in September 2001. In total, 15 NH90s, locally designated HKP 14, are now in service with the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing. Five of these are anti-submarine warfare (ASW) versions. Adding... Read more

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

17-Dec-2015Source: NH Industries

Today, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first Swedish NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Försvarets Materielverk). The fully-qualified rotorcraft has an entirely customized mission system including underwater sonar, tactical radar and high cabin for improved interior space. “In terms of versatility and customisability, the Swedish NH90 ASW demonstrates the benefits of an... Read more

Swedish Armed Forces to test CybAero RPAS from Visby corvette

Swedish Armed Forces to test CybAero RPAS from Visby corvette

3-Dec-2014Source: CybAero

First North-listed CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015. Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors. It is estimated that the flights, which will employ CybAero’s APID helicopter systems, are to be conducted by... Read more

Military helicopters to support Swedish Police

Military helicopters to support Swedish Police

14-Sep-2013Source: Nordic Rotors

The Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing will assist the Swedish National Police with medium-heavy helicopter support, according to a new assignment from the Swedish Government. The money to establish the cooperation will be provided in the autumn budget, according to the Armed Forces. The operation will be implemented gradually, starting from 1 January 2014. The military support... Read more

Swedish Black Hawks head for Afghanistan

Swedish Black Hawks head for Afghanistan

19-Mar-2013Source: Nordic Rotors

Last week, the first two HKP 16 Black Hawks were airlifted from the Linköping Helicopter Base to to Camp Marmal in Afghanistan. This is done at the same time as the HKP 10B Super Pumas are making their last week in alert as medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) helicopters in Afghanistan. A total of four HKP 16... Read more

Columbia Helicopters buys ten Vertol 107s from Swedish military

Columbia Helicopters buys ten Vertol 107s from Swedish military

27-Feb-2013Source: Nordic Rotors

The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) has recently sold ten retired HKP 4s to the large American operator Columbia Helicopters Inc (CHI). The agreement was settled in December 2012 and the deliveries were started this month. The aircraft, which includes six Boeing Vertol 107-II and four Kawasaki Vertol 107-II helicopters, will join the... Read more

Sikorsky nears completion of 15 UH-60Ms for Sweden

Sikorsky nears completion of 15 UH-60Ms for Sweden

13-Sep-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is planning this month to deliver the final two of 15 UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the U.S. Army for further transfer to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV). All 15 aircraft will have been delivered in just 16 months, a record acquisition pace for a... Read more

Patria to supply wide-ranging helicopter services to Swedish Armed Forces

Patria to supply wide-ranging helicopter services to Swedish Armed Forces

20-Jan-2012Source: Patria

The Swedish Armed Forces Logistics, FMLOG, has selected Patria as the prime supplier of technical systems and maintenance support for the Swedish Armed Forces’ 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... Read more

First Swedish NH90s ready to deploy in 2016

First Swedish NH90s ready to deploy in 2016

20-Sep-2011Source: Defense News

The three HKP-14s (local name for NH90s)  are not expected to be ready for international deployment until 2016 – eight years later than originally planned. (see full story)... Read more

Sweden seeks 15 UH-60M Black Hawks in $546M deal

Sweden seeks 15 UH-60M Black Hawks in $546M deal

1-Oct-2010Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Sept. 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Sweden of 15 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $546 million. The Government of Sweden has requested a possible sale of 15 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters, 34 T700-GE-701D General Electric... Read more

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