GlobalEye, Rolled Out

GlobalEye, Rolled Out 23 February, 2018

Today Saab rolls out the first GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the media at its Linköping site, Sweden. This first aircraft is equipped and being prepared for ground and flight trials to gather aerodynamic data as part of the ongoing development and production programme. 

The development and production contract was awarded at the Dubai Air Show November 2015 by the United Arab Emirates with an initial order for two systems. An additional order by the UAE for a third system was announced in 2017.

Designed to perform search & rescue, border surveillance and military operations, GlobalEye AEW&C consist of an Erieye extended-range radar mounted on top of a Bombardier 6000 business jet.

The aircraft was developed for the United Arab Emirates and publicly revealed for the first time today.

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