Military

Saab Rolls Out First GlobalEye Jet

By Nick Zazulia | February 23, 2018

Saab GlobalEye

Saab unveiled their GlobalEye AWE&C. (Photo courtesy of Saab)

Saab today unveiled the first GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, designed for advanced surveillance.

The aircraft, based on a heavily modified Bombardier Global 6000, combines a suite of sensors into a new extended range version of Saab’s Erieye radar system.

The United Arab Emirates placed the initial order for the AEW&C jets and is due three of the aircraft. Saab pitches the GlobalEye as a Swiss — or Swedish — army knife, fit for surveillance, search and rescue and military operations.

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