On 3 January, Saab completed the successful maiden flight of the second GlobalEye multi-mission airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft in Linköping, Sweden.
“The first flight of the second Saab Globaleye, carrying the ERIEYE ER AEW&C radar has taken to the air today in Sweden – delivery on track for the customer,” Saab United Kingdom boss Andrew Walton said on Twitter.
According to Sabb, the GlobalEye AEW&C is a true multi-role system designed to operate effectively in a wide range of missions – air, maritime and ground surveillance in one single solution.
It can operate in dedicated roles or in a multitude of combined roles and has the ability to instantly switch between these roles – swing-role – at any time during an on-going mission.
GlobalEye AEW&C provides air, maritime and ground surveillance in a single solution. It combines a powerful new extended range radar with the ultra-long range Global 6000 jet aircraft from Bombardier. A solution that maximizes operational performance – both in terms of detection capability and mission endurance – while at the same time offering outstanding crew comfort.
The first flight of the second @Saab Globaleye, carrying the ERIEYE ER AEW&C radar has taken to the air today in #sweden – delivery on track for the customer – #saabinthesky pic.twitter.com/atExUX3Im9— Andrew Walton (@Saab_UK) 3 January 2019