Swedish defense company Saab announced it has delivered the second GlobalEye swing role surveillance system to the United Arab Emirates.
The September 30 delivery follows the hand-over of the first GlobalEye aircraft in April this year. UAE ordered two aircraft in 2015 and another one in 2017. The country is mulling the procurement of an additional two units.
GlobalEye provides air, maritime and ground surveillance in a single solution. It combines the Erieye extended range radar and other sensors with the ultra-long range Global 6000 aircraft from Bombardier.
“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.