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Saab wins undisclosed order for AEW&C systems

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Saab wins undisclosed order for AEW&C systems
The Swedish defence and security company Saab has received an order within the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) segment, the company announced on May 30, 2016. The order amounts to approx. SEK 1.1 billion (US$ 132 mn). Deliveries will be made from 2016 until 2018.
Saab wins undisclosed order for AEW C systems 640 001Saab recently unveiled its new GlobalEye AEW&C solution
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The airborne early warning and control system (AEW&C) provides access to a detailed situational awareness that for example can be used for border surveillance, search and rescue operations and for tackling terrorism and organised crime.

"The effectiveness of the underlying contract is subject to fulfilment of certain financial conditions," Saab said.

"The industry’s nature is such that due to circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information about the customer will not be announced," the Swedish company added.

In November 2015, United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an approximately $1.27-billion contract with Saab to expand and enhance the Emirates' airborne surveillance capabilities. Under the terms of the agreement, Saab will deliver the newest iteration of its Erieye advanced early warning and control (AEW&C) radar system as part of a new product known as the airborne Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS).

The legacy Erieye radar system uses active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology and provides 300 degree coverage and has an instrumental range of 450 km and detection range of 350 km in a dense hostile electronic warfare environment. The system employs a large aperture, dual-sided antenna array housed in a dorsal 'plank' fairing.