Saab signs support agreement with Sikorsky

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.

The sup­port agree­ment is a frame­work agree­ment that estab­lish­es the man­ner in which Saab and Siko­rsky Aero­space Ser­vices will sup­port the Swedish Armed Forces. The par­ties have agreed to the first instal­ment of the agree­ment to pro­vide main­te­nance for the UH-60M BLACK HAWK heli­copters oper­at­ed by the Swedish Armed Forces. In Swe­den, the UH-60M BLACK HAWK heli­copters are des­ig­nat­ed HKP 16.
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 UH-60M BLACK HAWK heli­copters des­ig­nat­ed HKP 16, will be in oper­a­tional ser­vice.

“We are delight­ed about our col­lab­o­ra­tion with Siko­rsky and the agree­ment strength­ens our com­mit­ment to heli­copter main­te­nance. We pos­sess unique tech­ni­cal exper­tise with regard to sup­port solu­tions and are cer­ti­fied to con­duct heli­copter oper­a­tions. Com­bined with Saab’s sta­ble finan­cial posi­tion, this will pave the way for suc­cess with­in the heli­copter field. We look for­ward to a long term part­ner­ship with both Siko­rsky and the Swedish Armed Forces,” says Lars-Erik Wige, Head of the Sup­port and Ser­vices busi­ness area at Saab.

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