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AEW for United Arab Emirates


Saab has signed a contract for the sale of two airborne surveillance systems to the United Arab Emirates. The contract is worth approximately 1.5 billion SEK.

The contract covers two Saab 340 AEW (Airborne Early Warning) systems, comprising of the Saab 340 aircraft equipped with the advanced Erieye radar system. The contract also includes ground equipment as well as logistics and support services.
A true multi-mission system

An Airborne Early Warning system is used to monitor a country’s airspace, borders and territorial waters. Together with the associated ground equipment, the surveillance system provides a detailed situational picture that can be used in conjunction with, for example, border control and rescue operations.

“We’ve been conducting discussions with the UAE for several years concerning an airborne surveillance system,” says Saab’s CEO Åke Svensson. “This contract is an additional proof of our expertise and international competitiveness within the field of network-based solutions for defence and civil security.”
Operational in several countries

Saab’s Erieye surveillance system is a market success. The first Erieye surveillance system was delivered to the Swedish Air Force on a Saab 340 aircraft platform. The system also has been sold to Thailand with the Saab 340 as a platform, and this time the United Arab Emirates.

The surveillance system has also been installed on the Embraer-145 aircraft and is operational in Brazil, Mexico and Greece. The system will soon be delivered to Pakistan on Saab 2000 aircraft.


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