It has been an eventful year with GlobalEye and Saab is progressing rapidly with the programme. The contract with the UAE was signed in November 2015 and GlobalEye was displayed to international media for the first time in February 2018. Just nineteen days later the first aircraft completed a successful maiden flight. And less than ten months after that the second GlobalEye aircraft took to the skies for the first time.
“One roll-out and two first flights within less than ten months is the kind of efficiency that signifies us”, says Anders Carp, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance. “In addition to producing the majority of the advanced sensor suite we also do all the system integration work in-house at Saab. This means we’re in control of every step, giving our customers a seamless experience.”
GlobalEye is the latest and most advanced airborne early warning & control technology on the market, setting a new industry standard with air, sea and land surveillance in a single, multi-role solution.
Video from the first flight with the first GlobalEye aircraft in March 2018.