One of the most essential parameters of an aircraft fleet at all times is availability, even more so when operating out of remotely located and dispersed forward bases, far away from the Main Operating Base. To ensure availability, sufficient maintenance capacity at the Forward Operating Base is crucial. The Saab Deployable Aircraft Maintenance facility provides enhanced maintenance capacity and can be deployed rapidly wherever the need arises, enabling increased aircraft availability. The Saab Deployable Aircraft Maintenance Facility is based on a proven concept that has been used during several international missions.
The Saab Deployable Aircraft Maintenance facility comprises a First Line Maintenance Hangar for storage, protection and maintenance of the aircraft, Maintenance Containers and integrated Barracuda multispectral camouflage protection. The Deployable Aircraft Maintenance facility requires minimum logistical footprint and maintenance. It is rapidly deployed, enabling flexibility and mobility. The rigid design and compliance with NATO environmental standards facilitates operation in the toughest of climates. Multispectral camouflage provides protection against detection in the visual, near infrared, short wave infrared, thermal infrared and broadband radar wavebands, this significantly improves force survivability.
First line maintenance hangar
The First Line Maintenance Hangar provides enhanced aircraft maintenance capacity, whilst the multispectral camouflage provides protection of the aircraft and personnel. The hangar is designed for docking to the Maintenance Containers, providing a sealed and protected environment for maintenance. The hangar is rapidly deployed and requires minimum maintenance, ensuring maximum operational availability and minimum maintenance cost. Due to its versatile design the hangar can fit a great range of available fixed wing fighter aircraft and helicopters.
Maintenance container system
The Maintenance Container System is a modular concept providing main base maintenance workshop capacity. The container concept is highly flexible and adaptable to accomodate specific requirements, in terms of configuration and furnishing. In order to enable complete aircraft maintenance capability. The containers are covered with Barracuda multispectral protection to provide safety to personnel and equipment.