Saab receives order for upgrade of mission system Erieye for Brazil
LINKÖPING, Sweden -- February 28, 2013
Defence and security company Saab has received order from Brazilian Embraer
Defense and Security on upgrade of the Erieye AEW&C Mission System. The total
order amounts to 380 MSEK.
The contract is for the delivery of an upgrade of the existing Erieye AEW&C
(Airborne Early Warning and Control) systems, as part of the modernization
programme for the Embraer 145 AEW&C, named E-99 in the Brazilian Air Force.
The E-99 is important within the Brazilian Air Force in the control of
airspace and border surveillance and the upgrade will bring a substantial
increased operational capability.
"Saab's Erieye AEW&C Mission system provides excellent surveillance
capabilities and control over air and sea targets. We are very proud to supply
these systems toBrazilwhere it plays an important role in national security,”
says Micael Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence
The upgrade of the Erieye AEW&C Mission System will be delivered from 2014
Saab’s Erieye AEW&C Mission System has been well received on the market. The
first system forBrazilon the Embraer 145 became operational 2002. Erieye is
also in operations on Embraer 145 inMexicoandGreece. The very first Erieye
system was delivered in 1997 for aircraft model 340 for the Swedish Air Force.
Customers of the Saab 340 system also includeThailandand the United Arab
Emirate. Saab is also delivering Erieye toPakistan, installed on the Saab 2000
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and
solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations
and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves
new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.
For further information, please contact:
Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734180018
The information is that which Saab AB is required to declare by the Securities
Business Act and/or the Financial instruments Trading Act. The information was
submitted for publication on February 28 at 09.00 (CET).
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