Swedish manufacturer Saab has signed a $190 million support contract with the UAE Ministry of Defence for its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) solution. The 3-year agreement includes maintenance, logistics, and training for the UAE Air Force. GlobalEye is an advanced multi-domain AEW&C solution that enables long-range detection and identification of objects in the air, at sea, and over land. The system enhances situational awareness and early detection of threats. The GlobalEye was specifically designed for the UAE Air Force, with the first aircraft delivered in April 2020. Saab’s agreement with the UAE solidifies its role in ensuring that GlobalEye remains mission-ready.
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“The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Defence has chosen Saab’s GlobalEye AEW&C solution for a significant support contract valued at $190 million. Saab’s comprehensive support services, including maintenance, logistics, and training, will ensure that the GlobalEye system remains mission-ready for the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) over the next three years. This reinforces Saab’s commitment to the UAEAF and its long-term support of the GlobalEye,” declares Carl-Johan Bergholm, Head of Saab’s Business Area Surveillance.
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The GlobalEye system is a cutting-edge AEW&C solution equipped with advanced sensors, enabling long-range detection and identification of objects in the air, at sea, and over land. Designed specifically for the United Arab Emirates Air Force, the GlobalEye leverages the expertise of Saab and the Canadian-made Bombardier Global Express 6000 business jet.
Fun fact: The Bombardier Global Express 6000 business jet has a range of over 6,500 nautical miles, making it a versatile platform for the GlobalEye AEW&C system.
In 2015, the UAEAF ordered three GlobalEye aircraft and increased its fleet with two more in January 2021. The first GlobalEye aircraft was delivered on April 29, 2020, solidifying the UAEAF’s commitment to enhancing its defense capabilities.
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