Saab set to support Sweden’s Black Hawk helicopters

The defence and security company Saab has signed a major support agreement with Sikorsky Aerospace Services regarding technical maintenance and support for Sweden’s Black Hawk helicopters.

This framework agreement establishes the manner in which Saab and Sikorsky Aerospace Services will support the Swedish Armed Forces; and its first instalment is the provision of maintenance for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, designated HKP-16 in Sweden.

Saab will establish a maintenance organisation, supported by Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance personnel, for HKP 16, comprising helicopter technicians and other technical support staff based at Malmslätt in Linköping, Sweden.

The first helicopters were handed over to the Helicopter Wing in Malmslätt yesterday and at the beginning of next year, all 15 HKP 16s, will be in operational service.