During the FIDAE airshow, taking place in Santiago de Chile this week, defence and security company Saab explained how it is going to extend its airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) portfolio with the introduction of the GLOBALEYE multi-role airborne surveillance system. The solution combines Saab’s all-new ERIEYE ER (Extended Range) radar and mission system with the GLOBAL 6000 jet aircraft from Bombardier, which has an operational time of more than 11 hours.
GLOBALEYE automatically detects and tracks air and surface (land and sea) targets. Ground surveillance of moving vehicles can be conducted through long-range, wide-area ground moving target indication (GMTI) radar modes. With the enhanced ERIEYE ER radar (range >450km), the system according to Saab can track very low-observable air and sea targets, including “stealthy” aircraft, cruise missiles or submarine periscopes, even in heavy clutter and jamming environments.
GLOBALEYE’s features also include amongst others EO/IR sensors, ESM/ELINT, and a selfprotection system. “With GLOBALEYE we expand and sharpen our offering in Latina America, targeting customers looking to maximise their return on investment in extended AEW&C capabilities as a national asset to benefit their country,” Fredrik Gustafson, Country Manager for Spanish-speaking Latina America with SAAB, stated.
The first customer for GLOBALEYE is the United Arab Emirates, which ordered the system as Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS), in November 2015.
Graphic depicts general overview of the sensors and further features of GLOBALEYE. (Image: SAAB)