The new Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system from Saab, named GlobalEye, launched and expressed much more sophisticated and efficient than its predecessor system, EriEye.
The GlobalEye System was introduced to the public for the first time the world's airlines in Singapore Air Show 2016 at Changi, Singapore, Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The GlobalEye system combined and built on the Bombardier 6000 business jets.
|The new AEW&C system named 'GlobalEye' attached on the Bombardier 6000 bussiness jet. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1X8rHJ)|
According to Erick Windberg, Saab's Senior Director of Air Observation who introduced the GlobalEye system was officially in his presentation at the Asian aerospace event.
One of the main work bases of GlobalEye are the latest generation of AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) institutions with various improvements of EriEye which is the predecessor.
In a review directly to its production hangar in Götheborg, Sweden, last year, EriEye displayed its skill in sniffing, recognize, and provide early warning of the presence of objects in the air, land, and sea.
|The AEW&C GlobalEye system overview. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1X8sWK)|
At the same time, other objects that exist within the 400-mile range can be etched precision and the data is distributed via the datalink system are presented in various forms and views.
It is also able to analyze objects with the most potential to threaten the interests and safety of the operator according to the mission that carried. Sweden as a maritime country and directly neighboring with Russia directly uses this AEW&C system.
EriEye can be installed in the Saab 340 propeller aircraft and Embraer 145 business jets made by Embraer SA, Brazil. Now expanded its base, namely the Canadian-made Bombardier 6000, with the operators early warning radar and control system as many as five people.
Bombardier 6000 for the benefit of the GlobalEye footing has the ability to fly nonstop up to 11 hours at altitudes above 30,000 feet above sea level.
Now, Windberg said, "Its ability to rise up to 70 percent, with the size and the same energy consumption. It's as the example of the many changes that we can do and still growing."
About footing systems using the Bombardier 6000 business jets, believed as well as the efforts of Saab Aeronautics to reach a wider market. "So far we have signed a purchase contract with the United Arab Emirates worth US $1.2 billion for the purchase of two units of this GlobalEye," said Windberg. The contract was signed at the Dubai Air Show 2015 last November.
"We now not only have a new footing, but the radar system that is completely new with a much improved capability. United Arab Emirates to get it," he said. Which became the principal focus is the development of a wide range of possibilities to build AEW&C system tailored specifically for the needs of the customer.
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