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UAE for two more Saab GlobalEye

Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:34 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The UAE Ministry of Defense intends to buy two more GlobalEye airborne early warning planes from Swedish aerospace firm Saab, bringing the country’s total number of aircraft to five, officials announced on Tuesday at Dubai Airshow. Order value approx $1 Billion.
Great news för SAAB, and Sweden also look into a possible purchase of two systems. ... ye-planes/
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Re: UAE for two more Saab GlobalEye

Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:50 am

Quite a fleet for the UAE, why?
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Re: UAE for two more Saab GlobalEye

Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:10 am

Dutchy wrote:
Quite a fleet for the UAE, why?

Iran, that is the threat they are worried about. If you put the GlobalEye into the mix of long range detection of manned and unmanned threats, and the fact the UAE isn't an overly large land mass, that fleet size is okay. They probably won't get 24 hour coverage for any decent duration but perhaps enough for what they need.

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