20 Agusta A109 Power Helicopters For Sweden

20/06/2001
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and Agusta SpA, an AgustaWestland Company, have today signed a contract calling for the supply of 20 Agusta A109 Military helicopters. The contract is worth more than 130 Mio €.
The A109 Military, to be designated HKP15 under the Swedish configuration, will be incorporated into the Swedish Armed Forces as a new light utility helicopter system. The new helicopter will replace three older helicopter systems. The primary purpose of the HKP15 is to serve as a cost efficient system for tactical education and training of crews. In addition, the new helicopter will be used for other missions, including utility, ASW, SAR and MEDEVAC. The HKP15 will be operated from both permanent and field bases, with some of the helicopters equipped for ship based operations.

The selection of the Agusta helicopter by FMV follows Agusta's recent successes with the South African Armed Forces and United States Coast Guard, and established the A109 Military as the foremost light twin engine helicopter for military utility and advanced training purposes. It provides further testimony of the A109's competitiveness, versatility and performance. More than 220 A109 Powers have been ordered worldwide since the model's introduction, spanning a broad range of operations including police, EMS, VIP/Corporate and military applications.