Nov 15, 2015

UAE signs for two Saab 340-based early warning aircraft

Saab has announced receipt of a $218 million contract to supply to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence with two Saab 340-based airborne early warning and control system aircraft.
The company's contract follows "several years" of discussions over the supply of airborne surveillance equipment. It also follows other good news for the manufacturer, which late last week performed the first flight of a Saab 340-based AEW aircraft for export buyer Thailand.
The Erieye radar has previously been integrated onto the Embraer EMB-145 regional airliner for customers including Brazil and Greece, and is undergoing final system testing aboard a Saab 2000 turboprop for launch customer the Pakistan air force.

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