Saab to continue maintaining Swedish Helicopter 15 platforms


Saab is being entrusted once again to support and maintain Helicopter 15. The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has chosen to call an option regarding a continued exclusive agreement for the years 2020 and 2021. Saab is being entrusted once again to support and maintain Helicopter 15. The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has chosen to call an option regarding a continued exclusive agreement for the years 2020 and 2021.


Saab to continue maintaining Swedish Helicopter 15 platforms 001 An SAF Helicopter 15 flying over Bückeburg Air Base during a German Airshow in 2016
(Credit: Tim Rademacher)


The design of Helicopter 15 is based on the civilian standard helicopter A109 Power from Leonardo, formerly AgustaWestland. It is to serve primarily as a tactical training helicopter but it can also perform rescue missions.

The agreement includes support and maintenance of all 20 helicopters including mission equipment, military equipment, and technical personnel, as well as base personnel for command, planning and administration, the provision of logistics and equipment, including engine maintenance, and call options in the form of additional technical personnel and engineering services.

"Since the start in 2012, we have worked closely with the end-customer in order to ensure a high level of availability in the HKP 15 system. This extension serves to confirm that our hard work is appreciated and is making a difference," says Ellen Molin, head of Saab’s business area Support and Services.

The option has an order value of more than SEK 65 million (USD7.4 million) over the two years.

We are freeing up important resources within the Swedish Armed Forces and are contributing to the capability development taking place at our customer. I am proud of our abilities and the Swedish Armed Forces' enduring confidence in us," says Ellen Molin.

At present, HKP 15 operates from two bases in Sweden: Linköping and Ronneby. The main base for maintenance, inspections and repairs is at Malmen in Linköping, which is where the majority of Saab's resources for support and maintenance are located, including technicians, mechanics and base personnel. Saab also has permanent staff in Ronneby, along with good capacity to allocate resources to different sites when the need arises.


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