Air Platforms

Saab flies third GlobalEye

30 August 2019

Saab has flown the third GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft ahead of the commencement of deliveries to its launch customer, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), early next year.

Aircraft 9787 made its maiden flight from the company's Linkoping facility, in southern Sweden, on 29 August as trials continue ahead of delivery of the three aircraft to the UAE Air Force and Defence (UAE AF&D) from April 2020 through to the end of 2021.

Speaking to Jane's and other defence media in May, Lars Tossman, head of radar solutions at Saab, noted how the test campaign for the GlobalEye was proceeding well.

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