Saab unveiled the first Saab 340 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft to the Polish Armed Forces during a ceremony in Linköping on September 29. Senior officials from Sweden & Poland attended the event.
“We are honoured to provide this important capability to Poland and proud to be quickly progressing towards the delivery of this airborne early warning system to the Polish Armed Forces,” says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.
Polish Ministry of Defense ordered two Saab 340 AEW aircraft on July 25, of this year and this contract is approximately costing SEK 600 million.
It is noted that different configurations of Saab’s Erieye AEW/AEW&C system have been sold to nine countries, making it one of the most widely used airborne surveillance systems in the world. Pakistan Air Force is operating Saab 2000 since last decade.