The United Arab Emirates announced at the Dubai Airshow that they intend to conclude a contract amendment for the purchase of two additional GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft from Saab.

According to the announcement, the potential order value related to this contract amendment would be around $1 billion.

A period of final negotiations will now follow. Saab has not yet signed the contract amendment or received an order relating to today’s announcement.

“The original development and production contract for GlobalEye was awarded to Saab at the Dubai Air Show in November 2015 by the United Arab Emirates with an initial order for two systems. An additional order by the UAE for a third system was announced in 2017.”

GlobalEye combines a new extended range radar with the ultra-long range Global 6000 jet aircraft from Bombardier.

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