02 October, 2023

Saab unveils first airborne surveillance system for Poland

Saab 2000 Erieye is a complete AEW&C system with multi-role and multi-mission capabilities for both military and civil needs. It gives you the power of a national asset to reinforce territorial integrity and national security.
Saab has presented the first Saab 340 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft to the customer during a ceremony in Linkรถping. The event took place in Linkรถping on 29 September, just two months after Poland placed an order for two AEW aircraft.

Guests from Sweden and Poland attended the event, which marked a milestone towards the rapidly proceeding delivery to Poland of the Saab 340 AEW equipped with the Erieye radar. The solution will provide Poland’s Armed Forces with a national asset to reinforce territorial integrity and national security.

The fast pace is a result of the efficient collaboration between Saab and the Polish Armed Forces and the fact that Saab has an ongoing production line for airborne early warning solutions. This includes dedicated personnel and in-house expertise to perform all kinds of tests and evaluations for the necessary approval of the systems. 

“We are honoured to provide this important capability to Poland and proud to be quickly progressing towards the delivery of this airborne early warning system to the Polish Armed Forces,” says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

Saab 340 AEW, together with associated ground equipment, provides a detailed situational picture that can be used for military and civilian tasks including air surveillance and rescue operations. 

Different configurations of Saab’s Erieye AEW/AEW&C system have been sold to nine countries, making it one of the most widely used airborne surveillance systems in the world. 

Based on the larger Saab 2000 aircraft....


Early detection and warning

Early In an ongoing operation, every second is vital in order to gain information superiority. Decisions and actions based on real-time information are crucial and demand systems that offer long-range high situational awareness in air and at sea.

Saab 2000 Erieye is a complete AEW&C system with multi-role and multi-mission capabilities for both military and civil needs. It gives you the power of a national asset to reinforce territorial integrity and national security.

Multi-mission capability

• Airborne early warning & control (AEW&C)
• Air policing
• Air and sea surveillance radar including intelligence
• Surveillance and control of national borders, assets and economic zones
• Search and rescue

Rapid airborne mobility combined with long range early warning radar
Flying at high altitude, Erieye covers a much wider area than a conventional ground-based sensor system does. The effective surveillance area is over 500,000 sq. km horizontally and over 60,000 ft. vertically. Sea coverage is only limited by the horizon and everything from fighter aircraft, hovering helicopters, cruise missiles and Jet Ski-sized sea targets can be detected and tracked. The system delivers a reliable flow of precise information, irrespective of atmospheric and clutter conditions.

Proven Erieye radar

The radar is based on Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology, enabling the radar energy to be adjusted according to the situation – it can be used over an extensive area or concentrated within a smaller prioritised area. The radar detects and tracks objects
quickly with high precision and a high update rate. S-band technology ensures top performance in all weather conditions.

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