Hungarian Air Force receives deployable maintenance facility from Saab

9 December 2019 (Last Updated December 9th, 2019 11:23)

The Hungarian Air Force has received a complete Deployable Maintenance Facility (DAM) solution from Saab for improved aircraft maintenance capabilities.

Hungarian Air Force receives deployable maintenance facility from Saab
The mobile hangar solution can enable enhanced aircraft maintenance capacity anytime, anywhere. Credit: © Saab AB.

The Hungarian Air Force has received a complete Deployable Maintenance Facility (DAM) solution from Saab for improved aircraft maintenance capabilities.

Saab delivered the mobile DAM system under a contract secured from the Hungarian Ministry of Defence in December last year.

The solution was delivered during a ceremony at Pápa, Hungary, on 5 December.

According to Saab, the solution is capable of providing maintenance capability equivalent to that offered by stationary maintenance system.

Saab senior vice-president and support and services head: “This is an important milestone for Saab as it marks the first order of a complete DAM solution.

“It is a proof of our continued capability to deliver support solutions allowing airforces to combine operational availability with cost efficiency.”

DAM will support Hungary’s fleet of 14 Gripen C/D fighter aircraft. The Hungarian Air Force is operating the aircraft on a lease-purchase deal with Sweden.

Saab said: “DAM will provide an increased level of flexibility and reduce their dependency on stationary infrastructure for maintenance and protection of their Gripen fleet.”

The solution will provide the airforce with a rapidly deployable capability to sustain operations both within the country and overseas.

DAM has a low logistic footprint and can be transported by land, air or sea.

It includes a first-line maintenance hangar for providing docking to the maintenance containers.

The container system is a modular solution that offers main base maintenance workshop capacity to ensure aircraft availability to deployed forces.