Saab to supply surveillance systems to UAE

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Saab has extended a long-standing relationship with the UAE by confirming that it will supply the region with two of the company’s GlobalEye, airborne surveillance systems between 2020 and 2025.

The Swedish-formed company signed a contract in December 2020 – which is an amendment to an initial 2015 agreement – that will see them provide the systems as part of a deal worth an estimated $1bn.

GlobalEye systems incorporate radar technology with Bombardier aircraft to offer simultaneous air, ground and maritime surveillance.

Micael Johansson, President and CEO of Saab, remarked: “We are proud that the United Arab Emirates continues to show great trust in Saab and our solutions. It shows that Saab remains on the cutting edge regarding advanced technology.

“The GlobalEye program is running according to plan and we have an efficient cooperation with the customer.”

The company have officially confirmed that work will be carried out in Gothenburg, Linköping, Arboga, Järfälla and Luleå in Sweden, as well as in Centurion, South Africa.

To read the full Saab press release, visit: https://www.saab.com

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