GlobalEye airborne early warning and control aircraft
GlobalEye airborne early warning and control aircraft

Saab Delivers Second GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System to UAE

Saab delivers the second GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System to the United Arab Emirates on 30 September 2020 .This follows Saab’s delivery of the first GlobalEye aircraft in April 2020 to the United Arab Emirates, which has ordered three GlobalEye aircraft. The initial contract was signed in late 2015. GlobalEye is Saab’s new airborne early warning and control solution. It provides air, maritime and ground surveillance in a single solution.

“Completing the second GlobalEye delivery in five months is a testament to Saab’s in-house expertise as aircraft manufacturer, sensor provider and large system integrator. I am proud to contribute to the United Arab Emirates’ airborne surveillance capability with GlobalEye, which is the most advanced solution of its kind”, says Micael Johansson, President and CEO of Saab.

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Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning & control (AEW&C)
Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning & control (AEW&C)

GlobalEye is a multi-role airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) platform from Swedish defence and security company Saab. GlobalEye consists of a suite of sensors using Saab’s Erieye ER (Extended Range) radar and mission system, installed in the Bombardier Global 6000 long-range business jet. The primary sensor of the GlobalEye is its Erieye ER airborne early warning (AEW) radar; weighing approximately 1 tonne, it is mounted atop the twinjet’s fuselage. Saab has cited up to 450 km (216 nm) range for the AEW radar system when flown at an operating altitude of 30,000ft.

The GlobalEye is capable of detecting and tracking a combination of airborne and surface targets, the latter on both land and sea, while mission times of up to eleven hours in duration are possible. The 450km range of the radar is line of sight and is limited to 450km because of the shape of the earth, the instrumental range is actually 550km. The GlobalEye is equipped with various additional sensors, include the Seaspray 7500E maritime surveillance radar,the Seaspray radar features synthetic-aperture radar and ground-oriented moving target indication modes.

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