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Pakistan receiving extra Saab Erieyes

2nd June 2017 - 09:27 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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An undisclosed customer who bought three airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft from Saab is confirmed to be the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Saab made an announcement about the $152 million contract on 15 May, but would not reveal the client’s identity. 

Shephard understands that the trio of aircraft are Saab 2000 jets fitted with the Swedish firm’s Erieye radar that can track both aerial and surface targets, which accords well with Saab’s announcement that the aircraft would be used to ‘support border surveillance, search and rescue operations or for tackling terrorism and organised crime’.

Saab declared the aircraft would be

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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