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SAAB Received $160 Million Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C Order From An Unnamed Country:
Swedish Defense Giant, Saab has revealed on 18th May that the leading Defense company has received an order of Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C for $160 Million from an unnamed country. SAAB has further added that the country requested to not disclose the name due to security reasons.
“The industry’s nature is such that due to circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information about the customer will not be announced. Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C is a complete AEW&C system with multi-role and multi-mission capabilities for both military and civil needs,” Saab said in an official statement on the official website.
“It is based on the Saab 2000 aircraft equipped with Saab’s airborne radar Erieye and a range of other sensors. The solution gives the user detailed situational awareness and can be used for tasks including border surveillance and search-and-rescue operations. Saab will carry out the work in Gothenburg, Järfälla, Linköping, Luleå and Arboga, Sweden,” Saab concluded in the official statement.
The company has further added that the deliveries of the unnamed number of Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C Aircraft would be made in the year around 2020 and 2023.
Swedish Defense Giant currently recommends its GlobalEye Platform and Erieye ER Radar based on the Bombardier 6000/6500 to potential customers and countries.
— PAKDEFENSE.OFFICIAL (@PAKDEFENSE_COM) May 23, 2020
It is worth mentioning that previous prime users of Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C are the PAKISTAN AIR FORCE and Royal Saudi Air Force, so it is very likely that PAKISTAN is the major client, who has ordered additional undisclosed numbers of Saab 2000 AEW&C Airborne Surveillance aircraft from Swedish Defense Giant.
The Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C is a state of the art Early Airborne Warning and Control System that features several capabilities, such as a friend or foe detection, early threat warning, electronic support and command control.
The Airborne Surveillance and threat detecting aircraft features the maximum speed up to 321 Knots/ Hours and it can reach a maximum distance up to 2,868 before refueling. PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has got several Saab 2000 AEW&C aircraft in its arsenal.
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