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 includes a broad spectrum of support services for all the helicopter systems currently in operation and systems coming into operation in the Swedish Armed Forces. Patria provides support for various helicopter models such as HKP10 (Super Puma), HKP14 (NH90), HKP15 (Agusta 109) and HKP16 (Black Hawk), as well as the models to be phased out such as HKP4 (Boeing Vertol) and HKP9 (Bo105).
The agreement complements the Swedish Armed Forces’ own operations in main operating bases as well as in forward operating bases. The wide-ranging services provided by Patria vary from administration to sales of spare parts and special services within the military helicopter support.
“This agreement is an important step for us in order to show Patria’s capability in supporting military programs with cost effective solutions. We’ve learned to appreciate the significance of the ‘best value for money’-requirement with demanding customers like the Swedish Armed Forces”, says Lassi Matikainen, President of Patria Aviation.
Patria is a globally operating defence, security, and aviation group providing customers with competitive solutions based on strong expertise and collaboration with trusted partners. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (73.2%) and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS N.V.) (26.8%).