Additional Erieye for Pakistan

The Pakistan Air Force will receive three additional Saab 2000 Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft fitted with the company’s Erieye radar, according to local media reports.

The SEK 1.35 billion sale from within its Airborne Early & Control segment to an undisclosed customer was announced by Saab on May 15, with a formal order expected within the next six months.

A Saab spokesperson said: “The effectiveness of the contract is subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions, among others, financial conditions. The industry’s nature is such that due to circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information about the customer will not be announced.”

Locally known as the S-100B, the first of the additional aircraft will be delivered by the end of the year, with the second and third following between 2018 and 2020. Pakistan already has three S-100Bs in service with 3 Squadron based at Kamra-Minhas and a fourth was damaged in an attack on the base in 2012. The PAF also operates the Chinese Shaanxi ZDK-03 Airborne Early Warning & Control platform.