17 juillet 2020 | International, Aérospatial

Saab signs support agreement for GlobalEye

July 16, 2020 - Saab has signed a support agreement with the United Arab Emirates regarding the advanced airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) solution GlobalEye.

The agreement is valid between 2020 and 2022, with an order value of 144.9 MUSD.

The agreement covers support and maintenance for the airborne surveillance system GlobalEye.

The support and maintenance will be executed locally in the United Arab Emirates.

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Saab Press Centre,
Ann Wolgers, Press Officer
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Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.

The information is such that Saab AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on 16 July 2020 at 12:00 (CET).

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