Second Saab GlobalEye takes to the sky

Saab completed a successful first flight with the second GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft on 3 January.

Second Saab Globaleye first flight
Second Saab GlobalEye takes to the sky.

The second GlobalEye aircraft took off for the first time at 11.00 am on 3 January from Saab’s airfield in Link√∂ping. GlobalEye, which is based on a modified Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft with a suite of advanced sensors including the Erieye ER airborne radar, undertook a test flight collecting flight-test data. The flight duration was 2 hours 54 minutes.

“Today’s successful first flight is another major step for GlobalEye. We received the initial contract in late 2015, completed the maiden flight with the first aircraft in March 2018 and now we have the second aircraft in the air just over nine months later. This is the kind of efficiency that signifies Saab”, says Anders Carp, Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.


GlobalEye brings extended detection range, endurance and the ability to perform multiple roles, including tasks such as search and rescue, border surveillance and military operations. The launch customer for GlobalEye is United Arab Emirates, where the solution is known as the Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS).

The GlobalEye will be equipped with Leonardo' Seaspray radar that is based on the AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) technology. It will allow the SRSS to conduct surveillance using a variety of advanced modes, enhancing the platform’s ability to detect targets.

Source, Images: Saab


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