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PAKISTAN AIR FORCE TAKES DELIVERY OF 3 SAAB 2000 AIRCRAFT

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Sorry for the late reply, just saw your post.

Yes, the latest 3 are ER. and the rest will be upgraded in due time.
Since SAAB has now moved on to selling GlobalEye(built on the Bombardier Global 6000)...does that mean Pak will be integrating the components on the Saab jet domestically?
 
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Since SAAB has now moved on to selling GlobalEye(built on the Bombardier 2000 I believe)...does that mean Pak will be integrating the components on the Saab jet(I can't recall the exact model) itself?
Saab 2000 is the base for the PAF Erieye ER AWACS, and yes PAF has recieved the kits and will be doing it on its own.
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The Global Eye has Erieye ER and is based on the Bombardier Global 6000 / 65000
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Yes...my understanding was that SAAB is now selling GlobalEye(as in integrating all the equipment on the Bombardier Global 6000)

If Pak is acquiring the Erieye ER...is Saab going to build those for Pak(as a custom order)...or is Pak going to purchase the jets(SAAB jets) and the equipment separately...and integrate everything together domestically?
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Saab 2000 is the base for the PAF Erieye ER AWACS, and yes PAF has recieved the kits and will be doing it on its own.

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The Global Eye has Erieye ER and is based on the Bombardier Global 6000 / 65000
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Once it matures, then maybe, for now no. The Erieye legacy aircrafts may see an upgrade to the "ER" specs.

A ZDK-03, is undergoing upgrades and overhaul in China as we speak.

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Sometimes, i read somethings, i get calm and proud, have seen some sharp critics of PAF leadership on this forum but we all can agree on the fact that PAF really is quite a modern airforce alhamdulillah. We may lack Fighters, but we have got loads of supporting Force multipliers which adversary lacks. I believe 27 Feb proved that. We should get at least 2 more AEW&C
 
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Saab 2000 is the base for the PAF Erieye ER AWACS, and yes PAF has recieved the kits and will be doing it on its own.

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The Global Eye has Erieye ER and is based on the Bombardier Global 6000 / 65000
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Mmm that second pic u posted makes me drool...
I so wish Pak would've gone for the Bombardier one...that way it would've had commonality(as far as the platform it's built on) with the swordfish. Oh well...if wishes were horses...
 

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Mmm that second pic u posted makes me drool...
I so wish Pak would've gone for the Bombardier one...that way it would've had commonality(as far as the platform it's built on) with the swordfish. Oh well...if wishes were horses...
It is better than swordfish. It is Air, Sea and Land capable.
 
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Sometimes, i read somethings, i get calm and proud, have seen some sharp critics of PAF leadership on this forum but we all can agree on the fact that PAF really is quite a modern airforce alhamdulillah. We may lack Fighters, but we have got loads of supporting Force multipliers which adversary lacks. I believe 27 Feb proved that. We should get at least 2 more AEW&C
For a country the size of Pak...10 AWACS are more than enough. What Pak needs now is to look for an MPA. I would imagine P3 Orions would be needing replacement in the next decade or so.
 

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Mmm that second pic u posted makes me drool...
I so wish Pak would've gone for the Bombardier one...that way it would've had commonality(as far as the platform it's built on) with the swordfish. Oh well...if wishes were horses...
It appears, PAC has plan to develop in house commercial air-craft, which it can use as base for it's future AWACS.
While ERIEYE appears to be the main stay for a while, because its the best technical & economical solution.
 
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I thought swordfish was an MPA...while GlobalEye is an AEWAC...

There are bound to be differences like MAD(Magnetic Anomaly Detector) for detecting submarines...which I think is lacking on the GlobalEye(since it's meant to serve a different role). I would imagine there are other differences based on the roles they are meant to serve.

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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.
 

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