Swedish Armed Forces received upgraded NHIndustries NH90 helicopter

By Defence Industry Europe

On May 3, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced that the NHIndustries consortium has delivered another multi-purpose NH90 helicopter to the Swedish Armed Forces in the final configuration of onboard equipment.

FMV has previously delivered 18 NH90 helicopters to the Swedish Armed Forces, of which eleven are interim variants. These eleven have undergone or are to undergo upgrades to the final configuration, which gives the helicopters full capability as per the Swedish Armed Forces’ order.

Before they are delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces, the helicopters undergo a delivery inspection under the auspices of FMV. This means that specialists from FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces inspect that they are built in line with the agreement and that all documentation is correct. This is work that takes several weeks to carry out and requires test flights from FMV’s Test and Evaluation department. This ensures that technical requirements are met and that the equipment meets the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces.

After the latest delivery, four modified NH90 helicopters remain to be delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces. Two land-based helicopters will land in Luleå and two sea-based helicopters will be delivered to the helicopter squadron in Ronneby. These are currently undergoing modifications by industry in Finland and France, respectively, and are expected to arrive at FMV during 2023 and 2024.



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