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First Saab 340 AEW&C aircraft presented to Poland

During a ceremony on 29 September in Linköping, Sweden, Saab presented the first Saab 340 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft to the Polish Air Force.

The event, attended by guests from Sweden and Poland, marked a milestone towards the delivery of the Saab 340 AEW equipped with the Erieye radar to Poland. Just two months ago, Poland placed an order for two AEW aircraft, and the fast pace of delivery is a result of efficient collaboration between Saab and the Polish Armed Forces.

“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.

Saab has an ongoing production line for airborne early warning solutions, which includes dedicated personnel and in-house expertise to perform necessary tests and evaluations for system approval.

The Saab 340 AEW provides a detailed situational picture that can be used for both military and civilian tasks, including air surveillance and rescue operations.

The Erieye AEW/AEW&C system has been sold to nine countries, making it one of the most widely used airborne surveillance systems in the world. This solution will provide Poland’s Armed Forces with a national asset to reinforce territorial integrity and national security.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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