Poland Buys 2 Swedish Airborne Surveillance Systems

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Poland Buys 2 Swedish Airborne Surveillance Systems

This summer, Poland signed a contract to buy 2 Swedish Saab 340 AEWC-300 aircraft – one of the most widely used airborne surveillance systems in the world. Read the full article Poland Buys 2 Swedish Airborne Surveillance Systems.

The acronym AEWC stands for Airborne Early Warning and Control. The price for the two planes is approximately 600 million Swerdish crowns ($57.81 million) and the contract period is 2023-2025.

The contraption 340 AEWC mounted atop the Saab 340 twin-prop plane, which affords it such a designation, is the Erieye radar system.

Poland Buys 2 Swedish Airborne Surveillance Systems
The acronym AEWC stands for Airborne Early Warning and Control.

“Thanks to this, NATO’s eastern flank will be strengthened, and Polish airspace will become safer,” Mariusz Blaszczak said on messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

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The early warning systems comprise the Saab 340 aircraft equipped with Saab’s advanced Erieye radar. The contract also includes ground equipment and in-country logistics and support services, the company said in a statement.

Poland Buys 2 Swedish Airborne Surveillance Systems
The contraption 340 AEWC is mounted atop the Saab 340 twin-prop plane

So far these two planes have had one careful owner, the United Arab Emirates, which bought them in 2009 and returned them 11 years later as a part-exchange for Saab’s more advanced GlobalEye AEWC platform, based on the Bombardier Global 6000.

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Poland is modernizing its armed forces as a result of the war in neighboring Ukraine, and plans to spend around 5% of gross domestic product on defense this year, more than twice the minimum Nato treshold.

Poland Buys 2 Swedish Airborne Surveillance Systems
“Saab has had a strong relationship with the Polish Ministry of National Defense for many years.,” says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

“Saab has had a strong relationship with the Polish Ministry of National Defense for many years. We are proud to further strengthen Poland’s Armed Forces with our airborne early warning and network-based solutions,” says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

The Saabs will begin to give Poland its own AEWC capacity, currently covered through Boeing E-3 AEWC planes furnished by NATO allies.

Poland Buys 2 Swedish Airborne Surveillance Systems, reporting by Tor Kjolberg

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