Saab has awarded a contract to Tactical Communications Group (TCG) to deliver its LinkPRO software suite for the Saab airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

Saab will use the software as a core operational component of the ERIEYE ground interface segment.

The software will facilitate rapid exchange of command, control and surveillance information between the Saab 2000 AEW&C aircraft, and command and control centres on the ground.

TCG director of strategic programmes Gary Zimmerman said the contract is one in a series over the last two years with Saab to deliver innovative C2 solutions.

LinkPRO software provides a custom configurable data link processor for enabling tactical data link (TDL) communication solutions in military communications platforms.

The software received under the contract will be fitted on the aircraft for delivery to an undisclosed customer in the Middle East.