Saturday, 5 January 2019

GlobalEye takes to the sky.....

The new year got off to a great start for Saab as the second GlobalEye aircraft took off for the first time at 11.00 am on 3rd January from Saab’s own airfield in Linköping.

GlobalEye, which is based on a modified Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft with a suite of advanced sensors including the Erieye ER airborne radar, undertook a test flight collecting flight-test data. The flight duration was 2 hours 54 minutes.

Saab completed a successful first flight 
with the second GlobalEye aircraft on 3rd January.

“Today’s successful first flight is another major step for GlobalEye. We received the initial contract in late 2015, completed the maiden flight with the first aircraft in March 2018 and now we have the second aircraft in the air just over nine months later. This is the kind of efficiency that signifies Saab”, says Anders Carp, Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

GlobalEye brings extended detection range, endurance and the ability to perform multiple roles, including tasks such as search and rescue, border surveillance and military operations. The launch customer for GlobalEye is United Arab Emirates, where the solution is known as the Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS). 


"The rapid development of this super advanced early warning system is, I think largely down to the highly professional and dedicated team at Saab, who have been doing this sort of thing for over 20 years." A leading defence correspondent told us today.

Images from Saab