Defense and security company Saab has received an order worth SEK380 million from Brazilian Embraer Defense and Security. The contract is for the delivery of an upgrade of the existing Erieye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) systems, as part of the modernization programme for the Embraer 145 AEW&C, named E-99 in the Brazilian Air Force.

The E-99 is important within the Brazilian Air Force for the control of airspace and border surveillance and the upgrade will bring a substantial increased operational capability. The upgrade of the Erieye AEW&C Mission System will be delivered from 2014 until 2017.

"Saab's Erieye AEW&C Mission system provides excellent surveillance capabilities and control over air and sea targets. We are very proud to supply these systems to Brazil where it plays an important role in national security,” said Micael Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems.