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Saab signs contract with Swedish FMV for a third GlobalEye

Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding delivery of a third GlobalEye airborne early warning and control aircraft to Sweden. The order value is approximately SEK 2.6 billion and the delivery period is 2024-2029.

The order is based on an option included in Saab’s contract with FMV from June 2022 which included two GlobalEye as well as options to procure two additional aircraft. GlobalEye has the Swedish designation S 106.

“We are proud to contribute to Sweden’s defence with another GlobalEye aircraft, which will provide unique situational awareness of the surroundings as well the capability of early detection and warning of potential threats in the air, at sea or on land,” says Micael Johansson, President and CEO of Saab. 

GlobalEye is an advanced multi-domain AEW&C solution with an array of active and passive sensors that provide long-range detection and identification of objects in the air, at sea and over land. By providing real-time information to units in air forces, armies and navies, GlobalEye enables enhanced situational awareness of the surrounding areas and early detection of threats.

As part of Canada’s Defence Policy Update (DPU) released on April 8, 2024, the Department of National Defence (DND) has allocated $307 million over 20 years for airborne early warning aircraft (AEW&C) that will vastly improve Canada’s ability to detect, track, and prioritize airborne threats sooner, ensuring a faster, better coordinated response with the United States when required. Saab’s GlobalEye AEW&C solution is based on the Global 6000/6500 aircraft family from Canada’s Bombardier. GlobalEye combines Saab’s Erieye Extended Range radar with an advanced suit of sensors and a multi-domain Command and Control (C2) system.

Read more on Saab’s GlobalEye solution in Volume 30 Issue 3 of CDR magazine on pages 58 & 70. 

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