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UAE Air Force Receives its first Global Eye Surveillance Aircraft
29 April 2020
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has received the first of three contracted Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, the manufacturer announced on 29 April.

Saab said that it had commenced deliveries of the Bombardier Global 6000 business jet-based platform that were contracted to the UAE Air Force and Defence (AF&D) under the Swing Role Surveillance System award from late 2015. Deliveries of the remaining two aircraft are set to run through to the end of 2021, while an anticipated contract for two additional platforms has not yet been signed.

The ground systems had already been handed over to the UAE AF&D, ahead of the aircraft arrival.

The GlobalEye is built around the Saab Erieye Extended Range (ER) radar that is housed in the same external dorsal 'plank' as the company's original Erieye system. Equipped with Gallium Nitride (GaN) and other technologies, the Erieye ER is an active electronically scanned array (AESA) system that doubles the radar's power efficiency compared with previous Erieye iterations. It has a range in excess of 650 km that can be extended by focusing the radar's energy.

Saab said the Erieye ER is resistant to jamming and features all-weather functionality in all domains (air, sea, and land surveillance), as well as an "extremely high" tracking-update rate against targets of interest.

Besides the radar, the aircraft is also equipped with the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E AESA 360° multimode radar, as well as a retractable Star SAFIRE 380-HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor turret, automatic identification system (AIS) for shipping, HES-21 electronic support measures (ESM) suite, and countermeasures. Performance figures disclosed by Saab give the GlobalEye an endurance of more than 13 hours and a top speed of 450 kt.

Acceptance testing will now be conducted by UAE air force personnel, with this process supported by Saab’s in-country team. It has already delivered training for the customer’s pilots and ground-system operators.



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UAE Air Force Receives its first Global Eye Surveillance Aircraft
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has received the first of three contracted Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, the manufacturer announced on 29 April.

Saab said that it had commenced deliveries of the Bombardier Global 6000 business jet-based platform that were contracted to the UAE Air Force and Defence (AF&D) under the Swing Role Surveillance System award from late 2015. Deliveries of the remaining two aircraft are set to run through to the end of 2021, while an anticipated contract for two additional platforms has not yet been signed.

The ground systems had already been handed over to the UAE AF&D, ahead of the aircraft arrival.

The GlobalEye is built around the Saab Erieye Extended Range (ER) radar that is housed in the same external dorsal 'plank' as the company's original Erieye system. Equipped with Gallium Nitride (GaN) and other technologies, the Erieye ER is an active electronically scanned array (AESA) system that doubles the radar's power efficiency compared with previous Erieye iterations. It has a range in excess of 650 km that can be extended by focusing the radar's energy.

Saab said the Erieye ER is resistant to jamming and features all-weather functionality in all domains (air, sea, and land surveillance), as well as an "extremely high" tracking-update rate against targets of interest.

Besides the radar, the aircraft is also equipped with the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E AESA 360° multimode radar, as well as a retractable Star SAFIRE 380-HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor turret, automatic identification system (AIS) for shipping, HES-21 electronic support measures (ESM) suite, and countermeasures. Performance figures disclosed by Saab give the GlobalEye an endurance of more than 13 hours and a top speed of 450 kt.

Acceptance testing will now be conducted by UAE air force personnel, with this process supported by Saab’s in-country team. It has already delivered training for the customer’s pilots and ground-system operators.



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what a beast sirji
i heard its tracking range is almost 800km man that is huge
 

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UAE receives second GlobalEye

30th September 2020

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Saab GlobalEye, serial SE-RMU (c/n 9787), in flight. The aircraft's primary sensor - the Erieye Extended Range active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar is mounted above the Bombardier Global 6000's fuselage. Saab

Micael Johansson, president and CEO of Saab, said: “Completing the second GlobalEye delivery in five months is a testament to Saab’s in-house expertise as [an] aircraft manufacturer, sensor provider and large system integrator. I am proud to contribute to the [UAE’s] airborne surveillance capability with GlobalEye, which is the most advanced solution of its kind.”

Saab’s GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) platform combines a number of advanced sensors with the company’s new Erieye Extended Range active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar on board a Bombardier Global 6000 ultra-long range business jet. Aside from its AEW&C mission, it also features maritime and ground surveillance capabilities. It's The Swedish-based manufacturer has also included the GlobalEye alongside the JAS 39 Gripen E/F as part of its offer in Finland’s HX Fighter procurement programme.
 

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Saab's third GlobalEye makes flight debut in video

By Craig Hoyle
30 August 2019

Saab on 30 August performed the debut flight with its last of three GlobalEye surveillance aircraft on order for launch customer the United Arab Emirates air force.

Conducted from the Swedish company’s Linkoping site, the sortie lasted 1h 13min and involved standard first-flight checks of the aircraft’s performance, says Anders Carp, the head of its surveillance business area.
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With the test registration SE-RMU, the heavily modified Bombardier Global 6000 is capable of performing the simultaneous surveillance of airborne, land and maritime threats using sensors including a Saab Erieye-ER active electronically scanned array radar.

“We are very happy to maintain the pace we are progressing with,” Carp says, noting that less than 18 months have elapsed since its lead GlobalEye platform took to the air for the first time, in March 2018. A second example joined its flight-test campaign in January, with work to date having also included performance testing conducted in Granada, Spain.


Carp declines to detail the exact performance of the GlobalEye system seen during testing, but says it is “as we expected at the start of the trials”. He also will not disclose when the UAE is expected to receive its first of the multi-mode surveillance aircraft, although Saab chief executive Hakan Buskhe earlier this year identified April 2020 as its scheduled delivery date.

Saab declines to say whether a GlobalEye could be deployed to the Middle East for a first appearance at the Dubai air show in November. The UAE air force announced an initially two-aircraft order with the company at the event’s 2015 version, before later adding a third example to its fleet plans.

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“We are very proud of it, and want to show it to the world,” Carp says of the GlobalEye product. “We see an increase in interest from several [potential] customers. There are a couple that we talk to quite frequently,” he adds, without identifying any potential future buyers.

Saab has previously confirmed that Finland has been offered the GlobalEye, with the capability linked to the company’s offer of the Gripen E to meet Helsinki’s future fighter requirements.
 
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