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Saab has today received a follow on contract with the United Arab Emirates regarding the sale of two GlobalEye systems, Saab’s advanced airborne surveillance system. The order value is USD 1.018 billion and the contract period is 2020-2025.

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The original contract with the United Arab Emirates for GlobalEye was signed in 2015. This contract is an amendment to that signed in 2015.

“We are proud that the United Arab Emirates continues to show great trust in Saab and our solutions. It shows that Saab remains on the cutting edge regarding advanced technology. The GlobalEye program is running according to plan and we have an efficient cooperation with the customer”, says Micael Johansson, President and CEO Saab.

The work will be carried out in Gothenburg, Linköping, Arboga, Järfälla and Luleå in Sweden and in Centurion, South Africa.
The contract was signed by the customer on the 30th of December 2020, hence the order was booked during the fourth quarter 2020.

GlobalEye provides simultaneous air, maritime and ground surveillance. It combines sophisticated radar technology with the ultra-long range Global 6000 aircraft from Bombardier.

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The information is such that Saab AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on 4 January 2021 at 13:45 (CET).


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Saab has today received a follow on contract with the United Arab Emirates regarding the sale of two GlobalEye systems, Saab’s advanced airborne surveillance system. The order value is USD 1.018 billion and the contract period is 2020-2025.
Makes you wonder what the heck is in this contract for that kind of money. A little over a billion dollars should buy you a lot more than a pair of Globaleye jets, if that's even what is part of this contract since they don't mention anything. So any idea what this billion dollar contract entails?
 

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Makes you wonder what the heck is in this contract for that kind of money. A little over a billion dollars should buy you a lot more than a pair of Globaleye jets, if that's even what is part of this contract since they don't mention anything. So any idea what this billion dollar contract entails?
The Bombardier jets are about $40M a piece, but a GlobalEye is much more expensive. It will cost hundreds of million dollars. It is modular, so UAE might have bought additional functionality for the previously ordered GlobalEyes.
 

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The Bombardier jets are about $40M a piece, but a GlobalEye is much more expensive. It will cost hundreds of million dollars. It is modular, so UAE might have bought additional functionality for the previously ordered GlobalEyes.
How much more expensive could they be? I mean, $100 million a piece? 150? Even if we go with that, that's $300 million for 2 which is what Wiki says are on order which is very likely to be part of this contract. Even with that rather unrealistically high number, that leaves quite a bit of $ for other things which I'm sure contain a long term maintenance/upgrade program and other things. Still, it would be good to know what they're getting for so much loot.
 

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Makes you wonder what the heck is in this contract for that kind of money. A little over a billion dollars should buy you a lot more than a pair of Globaleye jets, if that's even what is part of this contract since they don't mention anything. So any idea what this billion dollar contract entails?
Global eye is not like Erieye its a very advanced system
 

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Why doesn't the UAE invest the 1 billion into its own AWACs prototype?
 

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How much more expensive could they be? I mean, $100 million a piece? 150? Even if we go with that, that's $300 million for 2 which is what Wiki says are on order which is very likely to be part of this contract. Even with that rather unrealistically high number, that leaves quite a bit of $ for other things which I'm sure contain a long term maintenance/upgrade program and other things. Still, it would be good to know what they're getting for so much loot.
Cost of maintenance over years kick backs etc
 

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Cost of maintenance over years kick backs etc
Kick backs must be quite a bit, there. And here we were thinking the whole time that the Swedes were goodie-toochoos and never partake in any of this kind of activity and would never ever deal with a dictatorship, let alone a monarchy!? Strange times have changed, I guess.
 

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Kick backs must be quite a bit, there. And here we were thinking the whole time that the Swedes were goodie-toochoos and never partake in any of this kind of activity and would never ever deal with a dictatorship, let alone a monarchy!? Strange times have changed, I guess.
one word
"training"
 

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How much more expensive could they be? I mean, $100 million a piece? 150? Even if we go with that, that's $300 million for 2 which is what Wiki says are on order which is very likely to be part of this contract. Even with that rather unrealistically high number, that leaves quite a bit of $ for other things which I'm sure contain a long term maintenance/upgrade program and other things. Still, it would be good to know what they're getting for so much loot.
I think that $1B sounds about right for 2 fully equipped GlobalEye with additional goodies.
The first two cost $1,27B. That includes a lot of extra. A third cost $238M.
Now they are ordering 2 more.
They could also add functionality to all five.
The GlobalEye comes in several flavours.
 
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I do wonder why PAF has not opted for the Erieye ER Radar? Is the issue that the Saab 2000 platform cannot generate enough power to fully utilise the Erieye-ER ? Or, will Saab not sell the Erieye-ER "outside" of making you purchase the entire Global Eye suite ?

It is odd they choose to procure more of the basic Erieye radar sets, and not the Erieye-ER. There has to be some reason other than "fleet compatability."..
 

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How much more expensive could they be? I mean, $100 million a piece? 150? Even if we go with that, that's $300 million for 2 which is what Wiki says are on order which is very likely to be part of this contract. Even with that rather unrealistically high number, that leaves quite a bit of $ for other things which I'm sure contain a long term maintenance/upgrade program and other things. Still, it would be good to know what they're getting for so much loot.
How is GlobalEye able to undertake airborne early warning, maritime and ground surveillance simultaneously?


GlobalEye brings together a sophisticated set of the latest surveillance sensors and communications that allow the operators to survey air and surface all on-board one platform.

The large radar on the back of the aircraft is an Erieye ER active electronically scanned array (AESA) consisting of numerous advanced modules that use gallium nitride (GaN) technology to scan air and surface for the most challenging of targets within a very large volume of space. A Seaspray radar by Leonardo is located underneath the aircraft and supports on surface surveillance, while an electro-optical turret under the chin of GlobalEye provides a day/night visual image within a 360° arc.

The data from these sensors is collected and presented to the operator as a seamless intelligence picture, which the operator can then use to direct the sensors to provide further information whilst still searching elsewhere. The network nature of GlobalEye means it can share that information with others, issue instructions or accept data or communications from third parties.

What specific benefits does GlobalEye offer compared with existing surveillance solutions?

The combination of sensors, combined with the fusing of the various data to present one cohesive understanding of what is operating in the air or on the surface, puts the operator at a distinct advantage.

They see further, see a greater variety of targets and can make use of that information quicker – which ultimately translates into more informed decisions that allow more rapid responses to emergencies or threats. GlobalEye can work across a variety of missions, including the civil sphere of disaster response, event security, deter and detect illegal activities, as well as meet the demands of high intensity warfare.

The aircraft can also change role dynamically while airborne during on-going missions – this is why we refer to it as a ‘swing role’ surveillance system. One platform is doing the tasks that multiple alternatives would otherwise be required for, meaning GlobalEye is pushing the performance limits of what could be expected from airborne surveillance.


https://defence.nridigital.com/glob...aleye_airborne_surveillance_takes_new_heights

* Most likely there is some ToT involved..
 

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