The Bombardier Global 6000 jet (Image © Bombardier)

UAE buys SAAB / Bombardier AEW&C aircraft

UPDATED | The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ordered TWO new airborne Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS) with Swedish Saab Defence. The order worth USD 1.27 billion will see the SAAB Erieye boom radar mounted on a pair of Bombardier Global 6000 business jets.

The new SRSS is capable of simultaneous detection and tracking of multiple targets in the air, on land and at sea. It is the latest evolution of the Erieye system that incorporates Saab’s many decades of radar capabilities across all domains.

Work on the Global 6000 and the radar system will be done at five Saab facilities in Sweden: Gothenburg, Linköping, Järfälla, Arboga and Luleå.

Source: Saab Defence
Featured image (top): The Bombardier Global 6000 jet (Image © Bombardier)

Saab S 100B Argus AEW&C aircraft of the Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force), reg. no. 100002, with the Erieye radar (Image © Marcel Burger)
The Swedish Air Force flies the Erieye AEW&C system mounted on a Saab 340 turboprop. (Image © Marcel Burger)