Saab has rolled out the first GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft, an advanced, swing role airborne surveillance system based on a Global 6000 jet aircraft from Bombardier, which has undergone a thorough modification program to adapt it for its role.
The rollout marks a significant milestone on the program.
(Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and Head of Surveillance at Saab Defence on the roll-out GlobalEye roll. Courtesy of Saab Defence and YouTube)
Saab is currently producing the GlobalEye AEW&C, combining air, maritime and ground surveillance in one single solution.
GlobalEye combines a full suite of sophisticated sensors including the powerful new extended range radar (Erieye ER), with the ultra-long range Global 6000 jet aircraft.
“Saab’s breadth and depth of expertise combines all of the necessary knowledge and technology required to design, develop and produce the most advanced AEW&C systems,” said Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.
“Our collective capabilities deliver unrivalled solutions such as GlobalEye.”
“This milestone is clear evidence that the GlobalEye program and Saab are delivering on our commitments.”
This first aircraft is equipped and being prepared for ground and flight trials to gather aerodynamic data as part of the ongoing development and production program.
(Learn More. To truly ensure territorial integrity and security in today’s complex environments, airborne surveillance is crucial. So too is extended range coupled with the ability to detect low-observable air, sea and ground objects. With the new GlobalEye AEW&C solution, you get it all. Courtesy of Saab Defence and YouTube)