Bombardier Delivers Seventh Global Aircraft to Saab for GlobalEye Airborne Surveillance
Montréal, Canada – Bombardier Defense has announced the delivery of the seventh Global aircraft to Saab, a defense and security company, for its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) solution. This delivery coincided with the Dubai Air Show 2023, where Bombardier showcased its Global and Challenger business jets, and Saab presented the capabilities of the GlobalEye.
Key Aspects of the Delivery
- Aircraft Destination: The latest Global aircraft from Bombardier is set to join the Swedish Air Force, marking the second GlobalEye aircraft to be incorporated into Sweden's military fleet.
- Collaboration Success: The delivery of the seventh aircraft underlines the successful collaboration between Bombardier and Saab, reflecting Bombardier's established role in manufacturing specialized aircraft for the defense industry.
Features of the Global Aircraft in Military Use
- Strategic Asset: Modern business jets like Bombardier's Global aircraft are increasingly recognized as strategic assets for military forces worldwide.
- Operational Efficiency: The Global business jets offer lower operating costs compared to traditional commercial aircraft and possess takeoff and landing capabilities that allow access to more strategic locations.
- Advanced Features: The aircraft are equipped with steep approach certification and an advanced wing design, beneficial for long-range air, maritime, and ground surveillance missions.
GlobalEye's Integration of Global Aircraft Attributes
- Operational Endurance: Saab's GlobalEye incorporates key features of the Global business jet, including over 11 hours of operational endurance and state-of-the-art avionics.
- Ideal for Surveillance: The aircraft's ample cabin space is suitable for workstations and mission equipment, making it well-suited for situational awareness missions over large areas.
- Global Aviation Leader: Bombardier focuses on designing, manufacturing, and servicing exceptional business jets, including the Challenger and Global aircraft families.
- Fleet and Services: The company has approximately 5,000 aircraft in service globally, serving a diverse range of clients, including governments and private individuals.
- Special-Mission Roles: Bombardier aircraft are also used in government and military special-mission roles, leveraging Bombardier Defense’s expertise.
The delivery of the seventh Global aircraft to Saab for its GlobalEye AEW&C solution represents a key milestone in the collaboration between Bombardier Defense and Saab. This move highlights the evolving role of modern business jets in military applications, particularly in airborne surveillance and situational awareness.