Saab has completed the first flight of its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft – which it claims is the world’s most advanced swing-role surveillance system – in Linköping, Sweden. Julian Turner gets the lowdown from Jonas Härmä of the firm’s Airborne Surveillance Systems division.
Air combat is no longer dominated by dogfights between fighter aircraft. Air superiority now hinges on electronic warfare, networked capabilities and control of the electromagnetic spectrum. Julian Turner looks at the latest innovations informing attack, surveillance, refuelling and logistics aircraft.
The Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) provides new and legacy fighter aircraft with advanced radar warning and radio frequency countermeasures. Julian Turner talks to Stuart Altman, ITT Exelis Electronic Systems AIDEWS business area lead, about the company’s mission to equip allied forces with increased situational awareness and survivability.