Saab to provide airborne surveillance system

Defence and security company Saab has received a SEK4.5bn (£0.4bn) order for an airborne surveillance system.

The order concerns delivery of the Saab 2000 Airborne Early Warning and Control system – comprising of a Saab 2000 aircraft equipped with the advanced Erieye radar system – and includes the provision of ground equipment, logistics and support services.

The surveillance system, in combination with the ground equipment, provides a detailed picture of a situation that can be used in connection with, for example, border surveillance and rescue operations, as well as combating terrorism and organised crime.