This aircraft was imported to Sweden by Ostermans Aero in 1970. Osterman put a lot of effort into getting a Soviet built aircraft registered in the country, and they did finally succeed. The company became a Swedish agent for Kamov.
The aircraft was registered SE-HDM
and it was purchased by a few people in Norrtälje in the summer of 1970, which sold it to AB Nordisk Aerotjänst two years later 1972.
The helicopter spent roughly 150 hours in the air before it was retired and offered for sale. The sale was not successful, why the helicopter ended up at Svedinos Bil- och Flygmuseum (aviation and flight museum) in Ugglarp, Falkenberg, in 1977. It was the first of only two Ka-26s ever registered in Sweden.