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Military Helicopters


Current Title: Försvarsmaktens Helikopterflottilj
Title in English: Swedish Military Helicopter Fleet
Abbreviation: FVHF

History

Narrative Summary:
On 1 January 1998, a Joint Military Helicopter Fleet was created by the Swedish armed forces, to combine the helicopter assets of the Air Force, Army and Navy. On 1 January 1999 the existing units were re-organised into four battalions for peacetime operations.

Key Dates:
1 January 1998    Swedish Military Helicopter Fleet first established
1 January 1999    Units reorganisation

Current Status:
To be added.

Future Plans:
Replacement of KV-107 (HKP 4) by NH.90 helicopter from 2004, (18 ordered + 7 options).
20 A109 (HKP 15) have been ordered to replace the HKP3, HKP 5 and HKP 6 during 2002-2007.
Acquisition of 24 attack helicopters has been proposed.

Markings

National Insignia:
Current --- Historical

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):

The Swedish military serial numbering system consists of a five or six-figure number, with the first two or three numbers being the aircraft type designation number and the remaining three numbers and individual identity number which normally starts at 001 for each type, e.g. MBB Bo 105 (Hkp 9A) 09209.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designation System(s):
Details of designation system to be added.

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Alphabetical Order --- Chronological Order

Aircraft NOT Used:
False reports of aircraft on order or in service

Organisation


Main Headquarters:
Malmslatt.

Current Organisational Structure:
The FVHF was organised into 5 squadrons, but 3 of these have since been disbanded.

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle:
List of Historical Orders of Battle - to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List:
To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The main air bases currently used are Berga, Boden, Malmslatt, Ronneby-Kallinga and Save.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
In addition to the main bases, there are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the FVHF.
Military Air Bases Listing - to be added.

More Information

Books:

Swedish Military Aviation Bibliography - to be added.

Magazines:

To be added.

Websites:

Swedish Military Helicopters Official Website

wikipedia: Swedish Air Force

Scramble: Swedish Air Force

PlanePictures.net

Airliners.net

Air-Britain Photos: Swedish Military Helicopters

Helikopterflottiljen

Nordic Rotors


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First Created: 1 December 2002 - Last Revised: 5 July 2008
Copyright 2002 John Hayles.    e-mail: john@aeroflight.co.uk