Airbus Helicopters delivered the first NH90 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV, or Försvarets Materielverk). The fully-qualified rotorcraft has an entirely customized mission system including underwater sonar, tactical radar and high cabin for improved interior space.
In total, Sweden has ordered 18 NHIndustries NH90 helicopters, 13 equipped for search-and-rescue missions (SAR) and five in ASW configuration. Te FMV and NHIndustries have also signed a contract to modify four already delivered NH90s from SAR to ASW configuration, bringing the total Swedish NH90 fleet to nine ASW and nine SAR aircraft.
Prior to delivery, the aircraft has been thoroughly tested by the Swedish acceptance team in Donauwörth and over water in Marignane.
Management of the NH90 program is handled by the NHIndustries consortium, which is owned by Airbus Helicopters (62.5%),AgustaWestland (32%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).