Saab has signed a contract for the sale of an Airborne Surveillance System to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 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. Together with associated ground equipment, the system will provide 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 Ake 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."