United Arab Emirates has become the first GlobalEye early warning and control aircraft operator, after receiving the first unit on April 29.
The aircraft was delivered by Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab under a contract from 2015.
UAE initially ordered three GlobalEye aircraft, and exercised an option for the purchase of an additional two systems in November 2019.
“The delivery of the first GlobalEye is a major milestone for Saab, but also an important step in the history of airborne early warning and control. We have set a new standard for the market and I am proud to say that we have delivered the most advanced airborne surveillance solution in the world to the United Arab Emirates”, says Micael Johansson, president and CEO of Saab.
GlobalEye is Saab’s new airborne early warning and control solution. It provides air, maritime and ground surveillance in a single solution. GlobalEye combines Saab’s new Erieye extended range radar and a range of additional advanced sensors with the ultra-long range Global 6000 aircraft from Bombardier.
Saab is also offering the GlobalEye to Finland as part of its bid for the country’s HX fighter aircraft procurement program.