By Staff Writer | August 1, 2011
Saab has teamed with Sikorsky on a maintenance agreement for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) fleet of UH-60M Black Hawks. FMV purchased the 15 helicopters last month through the U.S. Government’s foreign military sales program. The HKP 16 service program will be located at the Linkoping Swedish Air Force base. The Black Hawks will conduct medevac, utility and search and rescue (SAR) operations. The first UH-60M is scheduled for delivery later this year. Sikorsky has also designated RUAG Aviation’s Alpnach facility as an S-76 customer service center. The Swiss center will provide aftermarket support, including inspections and spare parts. RUAG also supplies in-service support for the Swiss Air Force’s helicopter fleet.