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W5 Solutions awarded order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to deliver helicopter Ground Power Units.

To satisfy the Swedish Armed Forces need for electric power supply to its Sikorsky Black Hawk and NHIndustries NH90 helicopters, W5 Solutions has been awarded a contract for the delivery of Ground Power Units (GPU). The GPU output rating is 50kVA and the system is adapted to the helicopter specific needs. In addition to fulfilling tough requirements on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), power quality and operational environment, the GPU is also completely mobile. Delivered on a trailer it can easily be towed and the design ensures easy loading onto a transport aircraft, such as Lockheed C-130. With its built-in diesel engine, the GPU is completely self-supplying.

”We are very proud to deliver this project to FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces, says Daniel Hopstadius, CEO of W5 Solutions. We have previously delivered portable GPUs to the Swedish Armed Forces, used for the smaller helicopter 15 (Leonardo AW109) and with this project we will expand our power supply product portfolio. We are a high-tech, flexible and cost-efficient company and this project demonstrates our services to companies and end-customers within the defence and security sector. This is a long-term commitment from us, providing products development and design services through to verification and delivery inclusive of system safety analysis, technical documentation and project management.”

W5 Solutions is a Swedish company with extensive experience in providing products, systems and services to the defence and security sector. The company, which was formed by the merger of former MSE, Teleanalys and W-5 Systems, is recognized for its high competence and long experience in development, production, delivery and in-service support of simulators, power supply equipment, live fire targetry and communication systems. The products are fielded in approximately 50 countries globally.

Photo credit: FMV

For additional information, contact

Business Area Manager Johan Schmitz
E-mail: johan.schmitz@w5solutions.se
Phone: +46 476 559 55

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