Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the delivery of a third GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

The contract, valued at approximately SEK 2.6 billion, will see the delivery of the aircraft between 2024 and 2029, according to a recent press release.

This order is based on an option included in Saab’s June 2022 contract with FMV, which initially included two GlobalEye aircraft and options for two additional aircraft. The Swedish designation for the GlobalEye is S 106.

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

The GlobalEye is a sophisticated multi-domain AEW&C solution equipped with a variety of active and passive sensors, offering long-range detection and identification capabilities.

It enhances situational awareness and provides early threat detection by delivering real-time information to air forces, armies, and navies.

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Quentin D63
Quentin D63 (@guest_831160)
1 minute ago

We just need to get these (or the Hawkeye) to fly off the QE carriers…. Lol 😁