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W5 Solutions has been granted an order from the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) to deliver helicopter Ground Power Units.

W5 Solutions has been given a contract for the delivery of Ground Power Units (GPU) to meet the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces in electric power supply to its Sikorsky Black Hawk and NH Industries NH90 helicopters. The GPU output rating is 50kVA, and the system is adapted to the specific needs of the helicopter.

In addition to meeting demanding requirements on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), power quality and operational environment, the GPU is also entirely portable. Since the GPU is delivered on a trailer, it can easily be towed, and the design ensures effortless loading onto a transport aircraft, such as the Lockheed C-130. With its built-in diesel engine, the GPU is also completely self-supplying.

– We are very proud that FMV has given us the confidence to deliver this comprehensive project to the Swedish Armed Forces. We have previously provided mobile GPUs to their smaller helicopter 15 (Leonardo AW109), and with this project, we will expand our power supply product portfolio, says Daniel Hopstadius, CEO of W5 Solutions and continues:

– The project and the products are examples of what W5 Solutions, a high-tech, flexible, and cost-effective company, can deliver to companies and end clients in the defense and security sector.

The agreement between W5 and FMV is a long-term overall commitment that covers both services and products – development, manufacturing, verification, and delivery. Safety analyses, technical documentation and project management are also included in the commitment.

The transaction was completed as of November 2020.

For additional information, please contact:
Johan Schmitz, Sales Manager W5 Solutions AB
E-mail: johan.schmitz[at]

About W5 Solutions AB

W5 Solutions is a Swedish company that delivers high-tech systems and solutions. Our clients are Swedish and international government agencies as well as companies in the areas of defense and civil protection.
We are experts in training and simulation, mission systems, communication, and power supply. In addition, we have support functions such as training, repair, and maintenance in the defense sector.

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