Saab talks up GlobalEye prospects

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The first UAE GlobalEye is now in its final configuration and will commence ground tests before a flight evaluation campaign, expected to begin later this year. Saab

A FM was at Saab’s Linköping production facility for the roll-out of the new GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft on February 23. Nowadays the unveiling of any new military aircraft is a significant event and this ‘swingrole surveillance system’ clearly boasts some impressive capabilities. With the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the launch customer, the company was not surprisingly tight-lipped about many aspects of the programme, including the planned first flight and delivery schedule.

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