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Sweden awards contract to Saab for two GlobalEye spy planes

Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab said on Wednesday that it was awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft.

According to a press release from Saab, the order includes two GlobalEye aircraft with deliveries planned during 2027.

The order value is approximately SEK 7.3 billion ($700 million) and the contract period is 2022-2027. The contract also includes options that enable FMV to order up to two additional GlobalEye.

Saab’s GlobalEye features the Erieye Extended Range radar, which has a range of more than 550 kilometers, as well as a suite of advanced sensors and a command and control system integrated into the Global 6000 aircraft.

“GlobalEye will provide Sweden with world-class airborne early warning and control capability. Saab’s most important mission is to keep people and societies safe, and I am proud that GlobalEye will further strengthen the Swedish Armed Forces’ capability,” says Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson.