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PAKISTAN AIR FORCE Received Delivery Of 8th SAAB 2000 ERIEYE AEW&C Aircraft From Sweden:
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has received the delivery of 8th state of the art SAAB 2000 ERIEYE Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft from Sweden. The SAAB 2000 ERIEYE AEW&C Aircraft traveled to its destination Country PAKISTAN from Linköping City Airport (Sweden) via Athens (Greece) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE is the first customer of SAAB’s next generation 2000 ERIEYE AEW&C Aircraft and the country placed orders with the company back in June 2006.
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE gets the delivery of the first of the four SAAB 2000 ERIEYE AEW&C Aircraft in April 2008 and they entered into the service about 1 and half year later in October 2009.
THE SAAB 2000 ERIEYE Airborne Early Warning & Control System is a state of the art reconnaissance aircraft that can be used for different domains, including the Airborne Command Mission, Airborne Control Mission, Special Security Missions, Disaster Management, Emergency Air Traffic Control and Border Management System.
— PAKDEFENSE.OFFICIAL (@PAKDEFENSE_COM) June 5, 2020
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE gets the delivery of second SAAB 2000 ERIEYE Aircraft back in April 10 to monitor the covert activities of indian air force in the indian airspace. After that, PAF ordered three additional numbers of SAAB 2000 Early Airborne Warning & Control System Aircraft from the company back in 2017.
Recently, PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has inducted a total of 8 numbers of SAAB 2000 ERIEYE Airborne Early Warning & Control System (AEW&C) aircraft in its arsenal after getting the recent delivery of aircraft from Sweden.
The SAAB 2000 ERIEYE AEW&C is basically a variant of SAAB 2000 turboprop aircraft with ERIEYE PS-890 reconnaissance radar. The revolutionary ERIEYE radar is basically an active phased array pulse Doppler radar that operates in the frequency band of 3.1 GHz to 3.3 GHz.
One of the distinctive features of the ERIEYE Radar is that it can be made operational on short notice and it only takes 3 minutes in total during climb and taking-off and it covers a surveillance area of 500,000 Km² in total.
The electronic warfare system of the SAAB 2000 reconnaissance aircraft is based on the SAAB Avitronics Self-Protection Suite and HES-21 Electronic support Measures (ESM).
The HES-21 Electronic Support Measures (ESM) provides effective ground-based support system (EGSS), which helps to provide real-time analysis and data for the electronic warfare system installed on the aircraft.
The Electronic Support Measures (ESM) System provides close to 100% probability of intercept (POI) ratio. The receiver of the aircraft is also equipped with the interferometer antenna arrays for added protection and communication system.
Basic Airframe Information of PAF SAAB 2000 ERIEYE AWE&C Reconnaissance Aircraft:
- Construction Number: SE-057
- Year Built: 1998
- Registered in Sweden as SE-057 for SAAB AB in March 2018
- Registered in Switzerland as HB-IYB and delivered to Crossair in June 1998. Joined Swiss in March 2002
- Registered in Anguilla VP-BPM as joined Polet Flight in January 2007
- Converted to SAAB 2000 ERIEYE AEW&C for PAKISTAN AIR FORCE (PAF) with Aircraft Serial Number 20057
- Aircraft delivers to country from Linkping City Airport (Sweden) via Athens (Greece) and Riyad (Saudi Arabia)
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