Sunday, December 4, 2022

Pakistan to acquire three more new Erieye airborne early warning and control aircraft

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has launched a process to procure an additional three Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C airborne early warning and control aircraft.

According to, the Pakistan Air Force’s Marshal Sohail Aman said that that first aircraft will be delivered in December and the remaining pair will arrive next year.

They will boost the PAF’s AEW&C fleet, which is currently made up of three Erieyes serving 3 Squadron and four ZDK-03s with 4 Squadron.


The Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C system provides Airborne Early Warning & Control and the rapid performance required to make the right decisions.

The aircraft, fully equipped for airborne early warning and control, can also be used for national security missions, border control, airborne command and control, disaster management coordination and for emergency air traffic control.

Saab issued a press release on May 15 announcing that it had signed an AEW&C contract worth SEK 1.35bn (£120m), with deliveries being made from 2017 until 2020.

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