UAE to purchase two more Saab GlobalEye
$1bn potential order announced at Dubai Airshow bringing total number of early warning planes to five
The United Arab Emirates has announced its intention to purchase two additional GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft from Saab.
The original development and production contract for GlobalEye was awarded to Saab at the Dubai Air Show in November 2015 by the United Arab Emirates with an initial order for two systems. An additional order by the UAE for a third system was announced in 2017.
The potential order value related to the contract amendment is just over $1bn. A statement by Saab notes that a period of final negotiations will now follow. Saab has not yet signed the contract amendment or received an order relating to the announcement by the UAE.
GlobalEye provides air, maritime and ground surveillance in a single solution. It combines a new extended range radar with the ultra-long range Global 6000jet aircraft from Bombardier.