The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has signed one agreement with Saab to provide GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW & C) aircraft.
The estimated value of the contract is approximately USD 710.29 million (SEK 7.3 billion).
The latest contract involves the delivery of two GlobalEye to the Armed Forces, with the option to order two more aircraft.
Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson said: “GlobalEye will provide Sweden with airborne early warning and world-class control capacity.
“Saab’s most important mission is to keep people and communities safe, and I am proud that GlobalEye will further strengthen the capabilities of the Armed Forces.”
The work according to the contract will be carried out in Linköping; Järfälla; Gothenburg; Arboga; and Luleå, Sweden, together with the company’s facilities in Centurion, South Africa and Tampere, Finland.
Delivery of the aircraft is expected to take place in 2027.
According to FMV, GlobalEye aircraft will be referred to as S106 when handed over to the Armed Forces.
FMV Aviation Materiel Manager Ingela Mathiasson said: “S106 means a significantly improved reconnaissance and conductivity capability over air, sea and land, as well as a longer endurance and range compared to today’s capacity.”
Saab’s GlobalEye AEW & C aircraft is integrated with a set of advanced sensors and a command and control system.
It has Erieye extended range radar, which offers a range exceeding 550 km.
GlobalEye is designed to provide situational awareness of the surrounding areas, early detection of threats and real-time information to multi-domain forces, including the Air Force, Army and Navy.
The aircraft can also perform various support missions, including coordinating rescue efforts during sea-based or land-based natural disasters.