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Saab lands a $17.5mn contract from UAE for Saab 340 Erieye AEW support

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Saab lands a $17.5mn contract from UAE for Saab 340 Erieye AEW support
The Swedish defence and security company Saab has signed a support agreement with the United Arab Emirates regarding an airborne surveillance system. The agreement will be valid for the 2016-2018 period, and the order value is approx. SEK 160 million (US$17.5 mn), the company announced on Thursday Dec. 29, 2016.
Saab lands a 17 5mn dollar from UAE for Saab 340 Erieye AEW C support 640 001A Saab 340 Erieye AEW platform
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The agreement covers support and maintenance for surveillance system, Saab 340 Erieye AEW&C, previously delivered to the UAE. The system consists of Saab 340 aircraft rigged with the advanced Erieye radar system, along with associated ground equipment.

"The agreement is a confirmation of our ability to deliver a comprehensive support solution over the product's entire life cycle, during which we are able to guarantee availability for the customer," says Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Support and Services.

In November 2009, UAE signed a $164 mn contract with Saab for the purchase of two Saab 340 AEW platforms.

The first Erieye surveillance system was delivered to the Swedish Air Force on a Saab 340 aircraft platform. The system has also been sold to Pakistan on Saab 2000 aircraft and Thailand with the Saab 340 as a platform, and this time the United Arab Emirates. The radar system has also been installed on the Embraer-145 aircraft and is operational in Brazil, Mexico and Greece.