20 July, 2023

Bombardier Defence delivers Global 6000 aircraft to Saab’s GlobalEye programme

Bombardier Defense Delivers Global 6000 Aircraft to Saab’s GlobalEye Program Destined to Join the Swedish Air Force
Saab’s GlobalEye is an Airborne Early Warning & Control solution based on Bombardier’s Global family of aircraft that supports military and civil authorities with all-domain situational awareness in real-time.

Bombardier Defense recently celebrated the sixth delivery of a Global 6000 aircraft to Swedish defence supplier Saab, ready to be transformed by Saab into their Airborne Early Warning and Control solution known as GlobalEye. This aircraft will join the Swedish Air Force once Saab completes the transformation, further highlighting the illustrious capabilities of both companies in providing forward-looking solutions for nations across the globe.   

Bringing together the best of Canadian and Swedish innovation, Saab’s GlobalEye program integrates their renowned radar, command, control and communication systems into a multi-domain airborne surveillance solution using Bombardier’s class-leading Global 6000 aircraft. The highly efficient and agile Global family of aircraft is valued for its ultimate combination of speed, range, and endurance – making it the platform of choice for government defence needs worldwide.  

“Our jets are internationally recognized as modern, go-to platforms by some of the world’s largest defence contractors, such as Saab,” said Jean-Christopher Gallagher, Executive Vice-President, Aircraft Sales and Bombardier Defense. “The Global aircraft family represents the right-sized solution for multi-mission, surveillance and VIP transport. Time and time again, it has met customers’ expectations for their most demanding mission needs. The Bombardier team is proud to associate its aircraft with strong partners to create the next-generation defence solutions around the world.” 

This latest addition to the Swedish Air Force fleet is yet another example of Bombardier’s long-standing experience in adapting its platforms to specific characteristics of a variety of military services’ individually unique requirements.  

Bombardier Defense has dedicated in-house engineering and support teams with the ability to incorporate customer-requested modifications and provide comprehensive integration solutions with full certification capabilities across the full spectrum of civilian, military and hybrid operations. Recognized around the world for its diverse portfolio of proven and versatile specialized aircraft platforms, Bombardier cumulates decades of experience working with hundreds of special mission operators and renowned mission systems integrators.  

The Canadian company is committed on expanding its highly successful track record of delivering multiple specialized business aircraft across the globe and has announced earlier this year a partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada to deliver the next-generation Multi-Mission and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft. The proposed state-of-the-art platform will meet the requirements published by the Government of Canada for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) programme, while providing a forward-looking solution to the country’s defense needs.