The first flight of the fourth GlobalEye unit is an important milestone in SAAB’s Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) program and highlights that the company can deliver the aircraft quickly and reliably.
The aircraft took off from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden, on April 3, 2023 and conducted several tests related to its capabilities.
“We are very pleased with this successful first flight of yet another GlobalEye. This confirms that we have the necessary infrastructure, capabilities and expertise to support our customers with the most advanced AEW&C solution in a time frame unmatched in the market,” says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of SAAB’s surveillance business area.
GlobalEye is the ultimate multi-domain AEW&C solution with a range of active and passive sensors that provide long range detection and identification of objects in the air, at sea and on land.
By providing real-time information to air force units, armies and navies, GlobalEye enables greater situational awareness of surrounding areas and early threat detection. It can also be used for non-military tasks, such as leading and coordinating rescue missions during natural disasters or major accidents at sea or on land.
Saab has the largest AEW&C customer base in the world, having provided solutions for the past 30 years in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia for various functions.