Saab AB signed a support agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) concerning an airborne surveillance system worth about $17.5 million, the company said Dec. 29.


Valid for the 2016-2018 period, the agreement covers support and maintenance for the surveillance system Saab 340 Erieye AEW&C. This system was previously delivered to the UAE and consists of Saab 340 aircraft rigged with the Erieye radar systems plus associated ground equipment.

“The agreement is a confirmation of our ability to deliver a comprehensive support solution over the product’s entire life cycle, during which we are able to guarantee availability for the customer,” Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab’s support and services business area, said in a statement.