The United Arab Emirates (UAE) awarded Saab AB a $1.27 billion contract to deliver a new airborne Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS) to expand the UAE’s airborne surveillance capabilities, the company said Nov. 9.
The new SRSS under contract uses the Global 6000 aircraft from Canadian company Bombardier as a platform. The surveillance system is capable of simultaneous detection and tracking of multiple targets in the air, on land, and at sea, Saab said.
“The UAE’s selection of Saab’s solution confirms our strong position regarding airborne surveillance and systems integration,” Micael Johansson, head of Saab’s electronic defence systems business area, said in a statement.
Saab also highlighted this latest SRSS uses the newest version of the Erieye radar system.
“The new version of Erieye is without a doubt the most capable airborne early warning and control system on the market. Saab’s capability to develop high technology solutions for customers shows that our focus on research and development is the right way to ensure continued competitiveness on the defence market,” Håkan Buskhe, president and CEO of Saab, said in a statement.
The contract work is set to occur at Saab’s Gothenburg, Linköping, Järfälla, Arboga, and Luleå facilities in Sweden.