Saab has in the present day signed a contract with and obtained an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Management (AEW&C) plane. Saab’s GlobalEye options the Erieye Prolonged Vary radar, which has a variety of greater than 550 kilometres, in addition to a set of superior sensors and a command and management system built-in into the International 6000 plane. The order contains two GlobalEye plane with deliveries deliberate throughout 2027. The order worth is roughly SEK 7.3 billion and the contract interval is 2022-2027. The contract additionally contains choices that allow FMV to order as much as two extra GlobalEye.

“GlobalEye will present Sweden with world-class airborne early warning and management functionality. Saab’s most necessary mission is to maintain folks and societies protected, and I’m proud that GlobalEye will additional strengthen the Swedish Armed Forces’ functionality,” says Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson.


Swedish Air Power GlobalEye AEW&C Plane

Saab will perform the work in Gothenburg, Linköping, Järfälla, Arboga and Luleå, Sweden, Tampere, Finland and Centurion, South Africa. GlobalEye supplies a robust early warning and management functionality over air, sea and land, and may present real-time info to models within the Swedish Air Power, Military and Navy. This allows situational consciousness of the encompassing areas and early detection of threats. Along with the army functionality, GlobalEye AEW&C will also be used for duties supporting civilian society, for instance by main and coordinating rescue missions throughout pure disasters or bigger accidents at sea or on land.

The radar is weighing roughly 1 tonne, it’s mounted atop the twinjet’s fuselage. Saab has cited as much as 450 km (216 nm) vary for the AEW radar system when flown at an working altitude of 30,000 ft; and 550 km at 35,000 ft compared with earlier variations of the Erieye radar, Saab claims it has achieved a 70% improve in detection vary, achieved through using new know-how, akin to gallium nitride transmit/obtain modules. The GlobalEye AEW&C is able to detecting and monitoring a mix of airborne and floor targets, the latter on each land and sea, whereas mission instances of as much as eleven hours in period are doable.