The Swedish Armed Forces Defence Materiel Administration, Försvarets materielverk, has awarded a new contract to UK-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to support the C-130 aircraft fleet for the Swedish Air Force.
Under the terms of the contract, Marshall Aerospace will be responsible for providing ‘depth maintenance services’ for the fleet.
The current long-term contract will allow the company to continue offering support services to its longest-standing international C-130 customer until the end of 2021. However, the agreement includes an option to extend the contract.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group chief executive officer Alistair McPhee said: “We are proud to have won this contract to support the Swedish Air Force Fleet of C-130 aircraft.
“To have supported the Swedish Air Force for over four decades is incredible and I look forward to what we can achieve in the future.”
Since 1974, the Marshall Aerospace has provided support to the Swedish Armed Forces’ C-130 fleet through a maintenance programme that covers all levels of maintenance, engineering support, technical modifications, surge requirement support at base, and supply chain services.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group Military Aerospace managing director Rupert Dix said: “The Swedish Air Force has trusted us for over 40 years to support their C-130 fleet and this new contract demonstrates, once again, both the value and service that we are committed to providing our customers.”
Developed by Lockheed Martin, the C-130 aircraft is equipped with ground-target radar, 20mm Gatling guns, 40mm cannons, a side-firing 105mm Howitzer, and C-130s morphed into AC-130 gunships.