Saab’s GlobalEye Visits Dubai Airshow

 In GDI, Defense, Air, Threats

Ordered by the UAE at the 2015 Dubai Air Show, Saab’s GlobalEye air­borne ear­ly warn­ing air­craft is on show at this week’s Dubai Air Show, the first time GlobalEye has been to the coun­try. (Saab pho­to)

Saab has flown a GlobalEye air­borne ear­ly warn­ing and con­trol air­craft to the Dubai Airshow where it is on sta­t­ic dis­play, mark­ing the first time GlobalEye has been at an exhi­bi­tion.

GlobalEye flew from its base in Linköping, Sweden and arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where it is on sta­t­ic dis­play at the Dubai Airshow for the dura­tion of the exhi­bi­tion from 17–21 November. The air­craft will return to Sweden, where work con­tin­ues on the pro­gramme, at the end of the Dubai Airshow.

“We felt it was only right and prop­er that the Dubai Airshow was the first exhi­bi­tion at which GlobalEye would fea­ture. It marks four years since Saab was select­ed amongst strong com­pe­ti­tion to be the sup­pli­er to the UAE for this advanced capa­bil­i­ty, and we wel­come this oppor­tu­ni­ty to show­case it here in its home nation,” said Lars Tossman, Vice President and Head of Saab’s busi­ness unit Radar Solutions.

The UAE first ordered the sys­tem in November 2015 at that year’s Dubai Airshow, and this is the first time GlobalEye has been to the coun­try. Visitors to the show will be amongst the few to have seen GlobalEye in per­son since its first unveil­ing in February 2018. Since then three GlobalEye air­craft have under­tak­en their first flights in Sweden, as part of the rapid pro­gramme of work under­tak­en by Saab to devel­op and inte­grate the advanced Erieye Extended Range radar and oth­er sen­sors on-board a Bombardier Global 6000 jet.

GlobalEye is known in the UAE as the Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS). GlobalEye brings extend­ed detec­tion range, endurance and the abil­i­ty to per­form mul­ti­ple roles, includ­ing tasks such as search and res­cue, bor­der sur­veil­lance and advanced warn­ing of mil­i­tary threats.

Saab serves the glob­al mar­ket with world-lead­ing prod­ucts, ser­vices and solu­tions with­in mil­i­tary defence and civ­il secu­ri­ty. Saab has oper­a­tions and employ­ees on all con­ti­nents around the world. Through inno­v­a­tive, col­lab­o­ra­tive and prag­mat­ic think­ing, Saab devel­ops, adopts and improves new tech­nol­o­gy to meet cus­tomers’ chang­ing needs.

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Source: Defense Aerospace

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