As previously announced Saab has signed a contract to supply an airborne Surveillance System for Pakistan. Important conditions remain to be settled until the contract will be effective. Because of speculations about the order value, we would like to make clear that the contract value is SEK 8,3 billion, with two third for Saab and one third for Ericsson Microwave Systems.
Pakistan has for a long time required an airborne system for continuous surveillance of the air territory, borders and the sea. The surveillance system will, together with existing ground based radars, provide a more detailed picture to be able to conduct rescue operations and to encounter different threats to the country.
In the aftermath of the severe earth quake, the system would have been able to play a significant part in the search and rescue operations and in the logistic support. The airborne surveillance system includes Saab 2000 turboprop aircraft equipped with Ericsson Microwave Systems airborne radar system ERIEYE™.