Sweden Orders Two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning Aircraft

Saab’s GlobalEye is designed to provide situational awareness of the surrounding areas, early threat detection and real-time information to units in the Air Force, Army and Navy By DA Reporter / 04 Jul 2022
Sweden Orders Two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
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The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has signed a contract with Saab for the provision of GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft. 

The order, valued at approximately SEK 7.3 billion, includes two GlobalEye aircraft with deliveries planned during 2027. The contract also includes options that enable FMV to order up to two additional GlobalEye.

Saab’s GlobalEye features the Erieye Extended Range radar, which has a range of more than 550 kilometers, as well as a suite of advanced sensors and a command and control system integrated into the Global 6000 aircraft.

GlobalEye is designed to provide a strong early warning and control capability over air, sea and land, and to provide real-time information to units in the Air Force, Army and Navy. This enables situational awareness of the surrounding areas and early detection of threats.

In addition to the military capability, GlobalEye can also be used for tasks supporting civilian society, such as leading and coordinating rescue missions during natural disasters or larger accidents at sea or on land.

“GlobalEye will provide Sweden with world-class airborne early warning and control capability,” said Saab’s President and CEO, Micael Johansson. “Saab’s most important mission is to keep people and societies safe, and I am proud that GlobalEye will further strengthen the Swedish Armed Forces’ capability.”

Saab will carry out this work in Gothenburg, Linköping, Järfälla, Arboga and Luleå, Sweden, Tampere, Finland and Centurion, South Africa.

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