Saab increase long-term support to Swedish Defence
Saab has signed a new long-term agreement regarding system support reinforces the PPP collaboration with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). The term of the contract is for four years with the option of a 3 year extension and is worth up to 170 million SEK.
The agreement between Saab Aerotech and The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) applies to system consultation services for operations and maintenance equipment for the different aircraft and helicopter types that are used by the Swedish Armed Forces including the majority of general equipment used at various operations and maintenance locations. The order, which initially runs for four years, is worth 90 million SEK and includes an option for a three year extension worth an additional 80 million SEK.
“This new agreement follows a growing trend in the Swedish Armed Forces towards increased outsourcing to industry where a greater part of the operations are supported through public-private partnerships, so called PPP solutions,” says Ingvar Carlson, Director, Business Development and Marketing, Ground Support Services Division at Saab Aerotech. “The extended period of the new agreement is also unique and is a further acknowledgement by the customer of our capabilities and long-term commitment in the area of maintenance and technical services.”
The agreement draws together several operations that were previously regulated as a large number of small orders into a single consolidated support solution, which makes for more rational and effective management of maintenance and technical product support not only by the customer but by Saab as well. Both parties benefit.
“Saab Aerotech has an important role in coordination of, and long-term participation in, the development of the Armed Force’s operations within materiel systems for aircraft,” says Ingvar Carlson.
Work will be carried out primarily at Saab Aerotech’s unit in Östersund, but Linköping and Arboga units are also affected.