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SAAB signs support agreement with Sikorsky

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The S-70i Black Hawk helicopter. A Sikorsky photo

STOCKHOLM (BNS): Defence and Aerospace Company Saab has signed a support agreement with Sikorsky Aerospace Services for technical maintenance and support of Sweden's Black Hawk helicopters.

The two companies have agreed to the first installment 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 and at the beginning of next year, all 15 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters designated HKP 16, will be in operational service.

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