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Black Hawks arrive in Sweden

21st December 2011 - 12:11 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The first two of 15 UH-60M Black Hawks ordered by the Swedish Armed Forces have been delivered just 18 months after the aircraft were ordered.

The aircraft were flown to the Swedish Defence Material Administration's (FMV's) facility at Linköping on 19 December on board a USAF C-17. The FMV will now prepare the aircraft for entry into service and eventually operations in Afghanistan where they are expected be deployed by the second quarter of 2013.

Project managers involved in the programme believe the procurement of the Black Hawks, known in Sweden as the Hkp 16, maybe a world record in

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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