LAAD 2013: Saab receives second Brazilian E-99 contract
Saab has received a second order worth MSEK 325 under the Brazil Air Force’s programme to upgrade its E-99 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) mission system. Along with work to be performed under the original order, placed in February, Saab will conduct work to upgrade Erieye’s operative capacity.
E-99 is the Brazilian designation for its Embraer 145 AEW&C aircraft. The aircraft plays an important role in the control of Brazilian airspace and border surveillance. It will also be used to provide security for the major sporting events – including the 2016 Summer Olympic Games - that will take place in Brazil.
Micael Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems, said: ‘The Brazilian Air Force’s Erieye system on the Embraer 145 has been in operational service for approximately ten years and with the new features now commissioned our Brazilian customer will get an even better system to control airspace and prevent criminal activities.’
This order was placed by the Brazilian Air Force’s Comissão Coordenadora do Programa Aeronave de Combate (FAB COPAC) and deliveries will take place from 2014 until 2017.
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