Saab Wins $170M to Support Airborne Surveillance System; Gunilla Fransson Comments

SaabSaab has won a $170 million support contract for its airborne surveillance system, according to a company statement.

“This contract is a result of our close cooperation with our customer and can be seen as a further confirmation of our strong capability to provide our customers with advanced service and support solutions”, says Gunilla Fransson, head of Saab’s business area security and defense solutions.

Saab is expected to deliver a comprehensive set of spares and support services for the Saab 2000 Airborne Early Warning & Control system.

Saab 2000 AEW&C is a wide-area surveillance system integrated into the Saab 2000 aircraft.

Gunilla Fransson

Gunilla Fransson

 The aircraft’s advanced Erieye radar system and ground equipment together with Saab’s 2000 AEW&C can provide control over both land and sea.

This system is designed for border surveillance and rescue operations and can help fight terrorism and organized crime.

Work will be performed from 2013 to 2017.

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