Saab has signed a provisional contract to supply an airborne Surveillance System for Pakistan. A number of outstanding issues remain until a contract will be finalised.
- For a number of years we have been engaged in negotiations with Pakistan for an airborne surveillance system. The system will be used for surveillance, command and control in order to counter the effects of future crises and catastrophes. There are a number of outstanding issues that remain to be resolved until a final contract is in place, says Saab CEO Åke Svensson.
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™.
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