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Farnborough 2022: Swedish Air Force loses patience with NH90, considers going the ‘way of Norway’

18th July 2022 - 10:58 GMT | by Tim Martin in Farnborough


Sweden is actively considering whether or not to prematurely end NH90 operations. (Photo: NHIndustries)

Will Sweden follow in the footsteps of Norway and prematurely end NH90 operations?

Maj Gen Carl-Johan Edstrom, chief of the Swedish Air Force, has vented his frustration at under-fire manufacturer NHIndustries, claiming that the NH90 partner is not ‘delivering what they should’ and revealing that consideration is being given to whether or not Sweden prematurely replaces the country’s fleet.

Speaking at a 17 July press briefing in London, Edstrom said that Sweden’s supreme military commander Gen Micael Bydén will issue guidance on the country’s long-term helicopter modernisation strategy in November 2022. 

Edstrom noted that a final phase of study is underway.

‘The big decision will be what we do with the NH90 and whether we continue to

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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