Saab's Wins New Order
Swedish Defense and security company Saab received an order for an airborne surveillance system. The contract amounts to more than 4.5 billion SEK. Upon the customer's request, Saab did not give any further details on its client.
The order concerns delivery of the Saab 2000 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) system, which comprises of a Saab 2000 aircraft equipped with the advanced ERIEYE radar system. The contract also includes ground equipment as well as logistics and support services.
In combination with the ground equipment, the surveillance system provides a detailed picture of a situation which can be used in connection with, for example, border surveillance, rescue operations as well as in combating terrorism and organized crime.
"This contract can be seen as a further confirmation of our strong position in the world regarding not only the area of airborne surveillance but in systems integration and data fusion as well, says Hakan Buskhe," CEO, Saab. "This surveillance system will provide the customer with improved solutions for defense and civil security."
Saab's ERIEYE radar system has been well received by the market. The initial system was provided in a Saab 340 aircraft to the Swedish Air Force. The Saab 340 system was also purchased by Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The radar has been installed in the Embraer 145 as well, which was delivered to Brazil, Mexico and Greece. The latest platform is the Saab 2000 with which the system is being supplied also to Pakistan.