Saab Receives Order for Maintenance from Swedish Defence
12:00 AM, June 5, 2012
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for maintenance of the Erieye airborne radar system. The order amount is SEK 125 million. "We’re proud that FMV is showing continued confidence in us and we look forward to further developing the Erieye radar system together with our Swedish client," says Micael Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems. The contract covers services for the Swedish Erieye-system (Airborne Surveillance and Control, ASC890). This work will include providing technical support for the unit operations, and research and development for the ASC890 sensor and command- and control system. Work will take place between 2012 and 2014. Erieye is mainly developed and produced by Saab in Gothenburg, but work will also be undertaken at other sites. The sensor-and command- and control system provide access to a detailed situational awareness that can be used for example for border survellance, rescue operations and for tackling terrorism and organised crime. Saab’s airborne radar surveillance system Erieye has been well received on the market. The first system was delivered in 1997 for aircraft model 340 for the Swedish Air Force. Customers of the Saab 340 system also include Thailand and the United Arab Emirate. The radar system has been installed on the Embraer 145 and delivered to Brazil, Mexico and Greece. Saab is also delivering Erieye to Pakistan, installed on the Saab 2000 aircraft.