Sweden NH90 Anti-Submarine Warfare training
Sweden NH90 Anti-Submarine Warfare training

Sweden NH90 Anti-Submarine Warfare training

Specialized naval helicopter with underwater sonar system, tactical radar and high cabin, the Swedish Air Force Helicopter Wing NH90 ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) is specially tailored for its maritime missions and the operative environment in the Baltic Sea, this helicopter is best-suited for the customer’s requirements.
In 2001, Sweden signed a contract for 18 NH90 TTH, made up of 13 TTT/SAR and 5 SAR/ASW to be operated by the Swedish Air Force. Because of renewed foreign submarine activity at the Swedish coast in 2014 it was decided in 2015 that four TTT/SAR would be modified to SAR/ASW in order to increase the anti-submarine warfare capability, so there will be 9 TTT/SAR and 9 SAR/ASW. The NH90 is known as the Helikopter 14 (HKP14) in Swedish service, the FOC version of TTT/SAR are designated HKP14E and the FOC version of SAR/ASW are designated HKP14F. In December 2015, the first Swedish NH90 in a full ASW configuration was delivered.

Sweden NH90 Anti-Submarine Warfare training
Sweden NH90 Anti-Submarine Warfare training

The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. It was developed in response to NATO requirements for a battlefield helicopter which would also be capable of being operated in naval environments. The NH90 was developed and is manufactured by NHIndustries, a collaborative company, which is owned by Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland) and Fokker Aerostructures. The first prototype conducted its maiden flight in December 1995; the type first entered operational service in 2007. As of July 2019, the NH90 has logged 185,000 flight hours in the armed forces of thirteen nations.
The aviation units that were formerly under the Swedish Army (“Arméflyget”) and the Swedish Navy (“Marinflyget”) have been merged with the helicopter units of the Air Force to form the single Helicopter Wing (Helikopterflottiljen, abbreviated Hkpflj) for the entire Armed Forces.
The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter.

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